SOURCE: Where Food Comes From

Where Food Comes From

February 29, 2016 07:00 ET

Where Food Comes From, Inc.'s Validus Division Receives New ISO Accreditation for Numerous Safe Quality Food (SQF) Sectors

CASTLE ROCK, CO--(Marketwired - Feb 29, 2016) - Where Food Comes From, Inc. (d.b.a. IMI Global, Inc.) (OTCQB: WFCF), the most trusted resource for independent, third-party verification of food production practices in North America, today announced the accreditation of Validus, a division of Where Food Comes From, to ISO/IEC 17065 for nine modules from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). 

In order to become an accredited certifying body, companies must follow rigorous policy requirements. Once a company is established as a certifying body, their employees must be trained in and demonstrate expertise in Safe Quality Food (SQF) -- specific areas called Food Sector Categories. A certifying body may only perform audits in the area in which they have a certified SQF Auditor. This achievement allows Validus to conduct SQF audits in 10 different Food Sector Categories (FSC) including:

FSC 1- Production, Capture, and Harvesting of Livestock and Game Animals
FSC 2- Growing and Harvesting of Animal Feeds
FSC 7- Slaughterhouse, Boning and Butchery Operations
FSC 8- Processing of Manufactured Meats and Poultry
FSC 9- Seafood Processing
FSC 10- Dairy Food Processing
FSC 12- Egg Processing
FSC 18- Preserved Foods Manufacture
FSC 32- Manufacture of Pet Food
FSC 34- Manufacture of Animal Feed

"Food safety is a main concern of consumers today," stated Earl Dotson, CEO of Validus. "We are proud to have achieved ISO 17065 Accreditation to continue to provide our clients with the professional auditing services they have come to expect from our team.

About Where Food Comes From, Inc.
Where Food Comes From, Inc. (d.b.a. IMI Global) is America's trusted resource for third party verification of food production practices. The Company supports more than 10,000 farmers, ranchers, processors, retailers, distributors and restaurants with a wide variety of value-added services through its IMI Global, International Certification Services, Validus Verification Services, and Sterling Solutions units. In addition, the Company's Where Food Comes From® retail and restaurant labeling program utilizes the verification of product attributes to connect consumers to the sources of the food they purchase through product labeling and web-based information sharing and education. Visit www.wherefoodcomesfrom.com for additional information.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT
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Contact Information

  • Company Contacts:

    Kathryn Britton
    Where Food Comes From, Inc.
    303-895-3002

    Jay Pfeiffer
    Pfeiffer High Investor Relations, Inc.
    303-393-7044