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Newcomerstown, OH – October 23, 2014 – Today, Tastee Apple, Inc., makers of candy, chocolate-covered and caramel apples at www.tasteeapple.com, announced that they are the only company in their industry to be certified by the Safe Quality Food Institute, http://www.sqfi.com.
Going through an intense audit-process on August 27, 2014 and receiving a high score of 93 out of 100, Tastee Apple, Inc. is now registered as meeting the requirements of the SQF Code Edition 7.2, Level 2: Certified HACCP Based Food Safety Plans.
They are the only company currently awarded this certificate under the Food Sector Categories and Products, Confectionary Manufacturing: caramel apples and Confectionary Manufacturing: chocolate coated apples.
“We wanted to take our candy, caramel and chocolate-covered apple process to the next level, and let consumers know they are receiving delicious, high-quality fruit in the safest way possible,” states Greg Hackenbracht, Tastee Apple, Inc. Founder and CEO. “This certification confirms that we are the only company in our industry committed to producing safe food that complies with all SQF Code requirements and applicable food legislation.”
According to the SQFI site:
“The SQF Code is a process and product certification standard. It is a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP)-based food safety and quality management system that utilizes the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Food (NACMCF) and the CODEX Alimentarius Commission HACCP principles and guidelines.
Certification of an SQF System by a certification body licensed by the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI) is an assurance that the supplier’s food safety plans have been implemented in accordance with the HACCP method and applicable regulatory requirements and that they have been verified and determined effective to manage food safety.”
With over 40 years of experience selling over 10.2 million apples per year with candy, chocolate, caramel, and other toppings. Tastee Apple, Inc. has a unique, seven-step rating process to guarantee freshness, quality and taste in every bite. This includes: selection, testing, cleaning, decorating, packing, shipping, and enjoying!
To learn more about candy and caramel apples and how to purchase a favorite, visit www.tasteeapple.com.
About Taste Apple, Inc.
Family-owned and operated since 1974 in the historic Village of Newcomerstown, Ohio, Tastee Apple, Inc. has sold over 250,000,000 apples with candy, chocolate, caramel, and other toppings. The only company in the industry certified by the Safe Quality Food Institute, all of the apples go through a unique, seven-step rating process to guarantee the quality and freshness of the fruit. Perfectly-ripe apples are “sticked” in made-from-scratch, small-batch, kettle-cooked caramel or a candy coating. After the apples cool, they are rolled in gooey toppings like milk, dark or white chocolate and then rolled in fresh peanuts, pecans, cookies, or pretzels. The candy and caramel apples are then carefully packaged, stored and shipped to stores throughout the country. For more information, visit www.tasteeapple.com or call 740-498-8316.
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