Standard meets GFSI benchmark requirements and demonstrates company’s commitment to providing the highest-quality products to customers Chesterfield, Mo. (Feb. 13, 2014) – AB Mauri®, a global leader in yeast and bakery ingredient products and solutions, recently demonstrated its dedication to food safety by affirming Safe Quality Food (SQF) 2000 Level 2 certification at all of its North American manufacturing facilities. This standard meets the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmark requirements for each AB Mauri® location in the United States and Canada – Memphis, Tenn.; Greenville, Texas; Wilsonville, Ore.; LaSalle, Quebec; and Calgary, Alberta.

“Achieving and maintaining this excellent level of GFSI-benchmarked certification demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest-quality products to our customers. We’ve been a leader in the baking ingredient industry by embracing this standard of quality as more retailers and manufacturers are requiring suppliers to become certified at a GFSI standard. AB Mauri®’s dedication to robust food safety standards puts bakers at ease as they seek to source from a manufacturer that has shown an ongoing focus and devotion to wholesome, low-risk ingredients.”

Brian Lundquist, Vice President of Supply Chain at AB Mauri® North America

The SQF program is a comprehensive food safety and quality management certification system for food manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors. SQF provides independent certification that a product or process complies with specific, globally recognized international standards and enables a food supplier to give assurances that food has been produced, prepared, and handled according to these internationally recognized standards. Products produced and manufactured under the SQF Code certification retain a high degree of acceptance in global markets.

About AB Mauri® North America

AB Mauri® North America – a division of AB Mauri® – is a relationship-oriented, technology-driven company that supplies the food and baking industries with best-in-class yeast and bakery ingredients. Commercial bakers, in need of a total resource for quality ingredients, process optimization, and custom formula solutions, rely on AB Mauri®.

The company sells yeast under the Fleischmann’s® Yeast brand name. An extensive line of quality bakery ingredients – including dough improvers, leaveners, tablets, mold inhibitors, enzyme blends, vinegars, acidulants, syrups, malts and specialty products – is marketed under the AB Mauri® Bakery Ingredients brand name.