Our commitment to food safety

SQF level 3, Organic, GFCO, Non-GMO, Kosher, FSMA and Climate Collaborative

Continuous commitment to food safety and quality is of paramount importance to Imagine Baking manufacturing processes.  And these certifying agencies confirm our dedication with yearly audits, along with the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the FDA.  We also work with leading 3rd-party labs to verify internal QA results to comply with a constantly evolving regulatory framework.

SQF level 3

The Safe Quality Food (SQF) Program is a rigorous food safety and quality program that is recognized and requested by retailers, brand owners and food service providers world-wide. Endorsed by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), SQF food safety and quality codes are designed to meet industry, customer and regulatory requirements for all sectors of the food supply chain.

Level 3 is the most comprehensive and difficult level to achieve, and encompasses Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Good Distribution Practices (GDPs), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) risk assessment and implementation, and finally focuses on food quality as well as safety issues.

Certified Organic

Our organic certification is supervised by QAI, the leading organic certification organization in the US.   A certified organic product means that the ingredients are grown without the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms or ionizing radiation, and that in the case of animal-derived products, no antibiotics or growth hormones were used.

Organic production protects wildlife, promotes biodiversity and helps to maintain and improve native ecosystems by reducing the use of harmful chemicals.

 

GFCO (Gluten-Free)

The GF logo represents independent verification of quality, integrity and purity of gluten-free products, and all products carrying this symbol must match the strictest gluten-free standards of 10 ppm or less (US FDA standards are 20 ppm or less).

Non-GMO project verified

The Non-GMO project product verification program is North America’s only third-party verification for non-GMO food and products, and the fastest growing label in the natural products industry.  Such third-party verifications are essential to signify to the consumer that the claim is unbiased, rigorous and transparent.

Kosher – OU-D

The Orthodox Union is the world’s largest kosher certification and kosher supervision agency.  Kosher Certification is the stamp of kosher approval by a rabbinic agency verifying they have checked the products, ingredients, production facility and actual production to ensure all ingredients, derivatives, tools and machinery have no trace of non-kosher substances.  The “D” indicates that dairy is used in the facility, but not necessarily in the product.

FSMA compliant

Imagine Baking is FSMA compliant ( Food Safety Modernization Act), which means we have met the new US FSMA 2020 regulations which require a more proactive and predictive approach to food safety issues.

Climate Collaborative

The Climate Collaborative is a community of businesses committed to meaningful climate action by leveraging the power of the natural products industry to reverse climate change. 

At Imagine Baking we are focused upon constantly improving energy efficiency in our plant, minimizing our packaging waste stream, and seeking innovative solutions to food waste recovery.