Uckele Health and Nutrition, the industry leader in supplement manufacturing is pleased to announce that its Adrian soft chew plant has received the Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification. The scope of the registration is officially pet food manufacturing. The certified products are Dietary Supplements for Pets.
CEO Mike Uckele states, “Since we opened our additional facility in Adrian last year, our focus has been meeting the highest global food safety standards while maintaining Uckele’s commitment to manufacturing excellence. SQF certification gives our partners and customers the confidence that we are every bit concerned about food safety as they are.”
Widely considered as one of the most rigorous and comprehensive food safety and quality standards in the world, SQF Certification requires producers to develop and implement a stringent food safety system that applies to every step of their supply chain, ensuring that products are produced, handled, processed, and distributed in accordance with standards among the strictest in the industry.
Amanda Glase, who was a key player in securing the rigorous requirements for Uckele’s SQF Certification, has been assigned the role of SQF Practitioner. The SQF Practitioner is trained to implement, conduct and document frequent internal audits to ensure the rigorous protocols and standards are being maintained.
Recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), the SQF certification and quality standards are designed to meet industry, customer, and regulatory requirement for all sectors of the food supply chain.
About Uckele Health & Nutrition
Uckele Health & Nutrition, is an innovation-driven health company committed to making people and their animals healthier. On the leading edge of nutritional science and technology for 60 years, Uckele formulates and manufactures a full spectrum of quality nutritional supplements for both Uckele brand and contract partners, incorporating the latest nutritional advances. Uckele is a proud member of the NASC. uckele.com.
Much of the Uckele Team’s focus and gratification lies in helping contract clients develop their formulas and grow their brands. As Uckele continues to develop their contract client base, advantages offered to these contract partners include thousands of raw materials stocked on-site, GMP-compliant facilities, formulation experts, a wide variety of product forms and packaging options, and labeling expertise to meet all regulatory requirements to provide the safest and cost compliant product possible
What’s Next for Uckele
As Uckele continues outfit and expand their additional 150,000 square foot Adrian facility, they have added millions of dollars of new equipment including automated equipment, high-capacity blenders, high-capacity cold press extrusion machines and high-speed packaging lines. Additionally. Uckele has invested in staff including key personnel in engineering, product development, quality control and client services.
As Uckele builds out the plant, additional capabilities will become available, such as new automation in soft chew manufacturing on the pet side and powders on the human side, which will greatly increase their capacities.