USANA recently added to its list of third-party validations by earning a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification of its manufacturing plant through the Safe Quality Foods (SQF) program. The certification pertains to USANA’s enrobed snack bars and drink mix powders.
In 2019, USANA opened a new foods facility next door to the company’s main office and manufacturing hub in Salt Lake City, Utah. This manufacturing plant handles USANA’s bar, gusset, single-serve, and powder blending production.
“Receiving our GFSI certification is a landmark moment for USANA and our manufacturing capabilities,” said Jim Brown, USANA president and CEO. “In the crowded health and wellness space it’s important to differentiate yourself. Receiving this certification is a great way for us to do just that. I’m extremely proud of our manufacturing and quality teams who have implemented the standards and practices necessary to pass this demanding audit.”
GFSI is a coalition formed in 2000 made up of retailers, scientists, and other members of the Consumer Goods Forum from 70 countries around the world. The goal of GFSI is to reduce recalls and provide safer, more reliable products to consumers by defining elite industry standards.
SQF is a food safety standard recognized by GFSI. It’s one of the benchmarks to meet their stringent requirements for food safety management systems. This recognition means companies implementing SQF can demonstrate compliance with GFSI’s global standards, enhancing their credibility and market access.