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Trailblazer Foods

December 21, 2015 08:00 ET

Trailblazer Foods Earns Highest Rating in Safe Quality Food Recertification Program

Maintains Level 2 Certification With Excellent Rating

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Dec 21, 2015) -  Trailblazer Foods, a leading manufacturer of private label and branded grocery products in the western United States, completed the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Program's recertification process to maintain its Level 2 rating. With a score of 96 percent, Trailblazer Foods earned an Excellent Rating for the fifth consecutive year, the highest possible designation from the globally recognized food safety program.

"SQF Level 2 certification is becoming increasingly important in the U.S. food industry," said Jeff Gleason, quality assurance manager, Trailblazer Foods. "Not only does it align manufacturers with guidelines put in place by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, but for all of us at Trailblazer, it's another way to show our customers that we're dedicated to providing the highest quality products available."

Used as a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmark, SQF Level 2 certification ensures that suppliers maintain good manufacturing processes and utilize science-based methods and systems to minimize food safety risk.

Trailblazer Foods prides itself in a consistent focus on quality and safety. In 2011, Trailblazer Foods completed its first recertification process to maintain its Level 2 certification and achieved its first Excellent Rating. Since then, the company has continued to reach the highest possible designation year after year.

Trailblazer Food Products is a trusted co-packer and private label manufacturer for many top national and regional grocery retailers and food and beverage brands including Kroger, Safeway, Walmart and Costco. The company offers private label partners efficient logistics and transportation, cutting-edge research and development, superior sourcing and production, effective marketing assistance and high-quality service to ensure delivery of a consistent, cost-effective product.

About Trailblazer Food Products
Inspired by the rich agricultural bounty of the Pacific Northwest, Trailblazer Food Products was incorporated in 1984. Today, the company produces co-pack, private-label and branded products in many core grocery categories including; preserves and jellies, table syrups, sweetened and unsweetened flaked and shredded coconut, drink mixes, Italian syrups, institutional pie filling and glazes, and savory sauces and marinades. Its customers include; Albertsons, Kroger, Safeway, Costco, Walmart, Sam's Club, Unified Grocers, Western Family Foods, Topco, Boyd's Coffee, ConAgra Foods and others.

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