Bilinski's Sausage Manufacturing Company, a producer of chicken sausage, ready-to-eat chicken entrees and other gourmet meats and sausages, has received a Safe Quality Food 2000 certification.

The company earned high marks for both the onsite visits and the administrative reviews and qualified for Level 2, which means that Bilinski’s has an effective food safety plan in place that demonstrates "a sound foundation for the production and manufacture of safe foods" and the completion and documentation of "a food safety risk assessment of the product and process using the HACCP method, and an action plan to eliminate, prevent or reduce food safety hazards." 

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“We’re very proud that as a small family business, we earned our certificate on our first attempt,” said President Stacie Waters. “Because we are a smaller manufacturer within the field of industrial meat producers, we don’t have the luxury of a dedicated compliance officer to usher the company through the process. We entered into the year-long audit process while maintaining regular manufacturing and food safety operations to meet our customers’ needs.”

SQF certification is a benchmarked standard for the Global Food Safety Institute for safe and high quality of food.