Co-packing & Certification FAQ's
SQF--The Safe Quality Food (SQF) Program is a rigorous and credible food safety and quality program that is recognized by retailers, brand owners, and food service providers world-wide. Recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), the SQF family of food safety and quality codes are designed to meet industry, customer, and regulatory requirements for all sectors of the food supply chain – from the farm all the way to the retail stores.
Pine Creek Pack is an Organic Certified Food Processor by Washington State Department of Agriculture.
What is Kosher Certified ? -- Kosher certification, in the traditional sense of the term, is fundamentally concerned with foods conforming to the Biblical and Rabbinic tradition of Kosher dietary laws and any contamination or trespass that would compromise these laws - and hence integrity of the Kosher certified product.
Allergen Free - What does that mean? -- In food manufacturing there is the potential of cross contamination of raw ingredients, manufacturing lines and even employees, with the rise in allergies, you will see many brands with a "peanut free" or "allergy friendly" label. The top 8 (most common) allergens in the United States are peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, egg, wheat, soy, shellfish and fish. Pine Creek Pack does not package any of these items.
Non-GMO -- Non-GMO means non-genetically modified organisms.