4Excelsior Attains SQF Level II Certification
Anaheim Based Contract Manufacturer 4Excelsior Pharma Attains SQF Level 2 Certification
4Excelsior Pharma (“4Excelsior”), a contract manufacturer of dietary supplements and sports nutrition products, attains the SQF Level 2 Certification, passing the requirements with an “Excellent” rating.
This certification provides additional quality assurance and assures supplement brands looking to manufacture with 4Excelsior of the extensive control systems they have in place.
The Safe Quality Food (SQF) Institute has created one standard for food safety, which provides primary producers, manufacturers, and distributors a standard of quality and control by which to follow. The SQF Certification is an assurance assessment and audit program and is the only certification to integrate a quality component along with food safety. Recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and administered by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), the SQF Certification provides proof of due diligence on the part of the manufacturer and assures compliance with regulatory requirements, providing a higher degree of trust in the global market.
Heightened concerns over contamination and safety of dietary and sports nutrition supplements have increased the need for manufacturers and suppliers to provide verifiable proof. With increased consumer education and expectations, there is increased demand for quality and safety assurances. In order to pass the SQF Level 2 Certification, a facility must meet specific safety and quality standards in all aspects of the manufacturing process including sourcing, production, and control procedures. To pass with an “Excellent” rating, a facility must exceed the expectations of these requirements.
4Excelsior continues to strive to go above and beyond when it comes to quality standards and assurances for their customers and consumers. “We are extremely proud of our achievement. Attaining the SQF certification provides our clients with complete confidence in the quality and integrity of our manufacturing facility” said 4Excelsior President Lin Malcolm. “We are excited to be officially certified by SQF. This would tremendously help our accounts to expand into new markets and the SQF certification will give us opportunities to learn and grow” stated John Valbuena, III, VP of Sales and Strategic Partnerships.
With concerns over dietary supplement safety being at the forefront of the industry, the SQF Level 2 Certification provides assurance to both companies and consumers that the products they are receiving were manufactured using the utmost quality and safety standards. 4Excelsior’s completion of this certification with an “Excellent” rating provides supplements brands the proof and confidence they need in 4Excelsior’s quality, safety, and manufacturing integrity.
4Excelsior provides high-quality contract manufacturing solutions for the dietary supplement and sports nutrition industry. The 78,000 square foot NSF GMP certified facility consists of 16 humidity and temperature controlled clean rooms, a complete in-house laboratory, and fully automated machinery. 4Excelsior is certified by NSF GMP, NSF GMP for Sport, USDA Organic, SQF, Informed Choice, Halal, and Kosher.