Food Safety

Northwestern Foods has a strong commitment to food safety and to building a food safety culture with all our employees. We have a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) compliant Food Safety Management System. We hold a certificate to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Issue 7 Global Standards and are audited by American Institute of Baking (AIB) to ensure compliance.


Some components of our food safety program include:

  • Allergen management program
  • Annual audits of compliance with BRC Issue 7 standards
  • Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) programs
  • Foreign material detection and screening
  • Sample retention for shelf life of product
  • Monthly in-depth facility audits
  • Traceability processes for ingredients, packaging materials and finished goods
  • Regular mock recalls.

We have access to local ISO 17025 certified laboratories for microbiological, physical, and chemical testing as requested.

In addition to our BRC Issue 7 Certification, we are certified by the Orthodox Union to produce Kosher products and by Islamic Services of America to produce Halal products.