We are HACCP Certified. HACCP accreditation allows us to ensure end use food manufacturers that their raw ingredients have been handled and processed with food safety as a top priority. At Richland IFC, we are the only Ag operation in the area to be certified at this raw material level.
Richland IFC is fully committed to quality, service and food safety. We understand that food safety begins with agricultural production and raw ingredients. Our number one priority is to ensure food safety and optimum quality. As a result, Richland IFC has voluntarily adopted the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Program.
HACCP is a system put in place by the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Agriculture to ensure safe procedures and products. HACCP Accreditation is administered by AIB International and provides the foundation for a comprehensive food safety system compliant with regulatory and customer requirements.
HACCP is the “Gold Standard” in food manufacturing. More food manufacturers have moved towards HACCP each year. But, for raw material suppliers it is uncommon for such a strict certification and protocol to be in place. Richland is one of the few if not only raw material company in our respective industry to carry the HACCP certification. We are the clear leader in such food safety protocol becoming HACCP certified as early as 2001. We scored a “Superior” 10 out of the past 12 years in its certification with the other 2 years scoring “Excellent”. Even today, Richland’s competition has had difficulty in attaining basic certification let alone a “Superior” food safety program.
This HACCP accreditation, along with Richland’s numerous organic and industry certifications allow us to ensure end use food manufacturers that their raw ingredients have been handled and processed with food safety as a top priority.
- American Institute of Baking – May 2017
- Global Organic Alliance Certification Profile – March 2017
- Global Organic Alliance – US
- Global Organic Alliance – Canada
- Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point – May 2017
- Minnesota Crop Improvement Association – June 2016
- North Dakota State Seed Department – 2017