Yost Foods Commitment To Food Quality and Safety
The quality and safety of the food ingredients that we produce at Yost Foods are our top priority, and we consider it paramount to the success of our organization. Our company culture is based on the premise that quality is the responsibility of everyone in the organization from our leadership, management and purchasing to production, shipping, and customer service. We champion quality at every step and encourage our team at all levels of the company to step forward with any quality and safety concerns. This proactive philosophy includes recognizing the variable risks presented with different ingredients and ensuring that we are formulating our processing to mitigate those risks.
Additionally, this commitment to quality and safety extends beyond the walls of Yost Foods by making sure that the ingredients we use are safe before we handle them. As part of our supplier verification program, all of our suppliers are required to follow the standards of the GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) and FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) which includes the BRC (British Retail Consortium) and the SQF (Safe Quality Food) programs.
Continuous Improvements In Food Quality and Safety
In addition to establishing an environment where everyone is responsible for the quality and safety of the food ingredients that we provide to our customers, Yost Foods is committed to continuous improvements in our processes and facility. Recent improvements include:
- An environmental monitoring program that exceeds industry standards in both the level and frequency of monitoring
- Investments in additional staff training, personnel, and supervision for our sanitation procedures
- Additional production rooms with improved CIP (Clean-In-Place) systems
- Creating individual sanitation rooms off of production lines
- Automated filling and packaging providing better accuracy and safety
- Improved dust collection to eliminate dust spreading and biofilm hazards
- Planned hot fill and pasteurization capabilities in 2021
We are constantly evaluating our operations and proactively planning how we can not just maintain our current levels of food safety and quality but exceed them to provide the highest level of quality food ingredients for our customers.
Yost Foods: The Ideal Partner For All Your Food Manufacturing Ingredient Needs
At our very heart, Yost Foods is a customer service company. Everything we do is based on servicing customers and providing what they need in safe, high quality food ingredient products. We constantly strive to reduce lead times and overall cost. Furthermore, we collaborate with our customers to provide clean label and sustainability programs, all while maintaining the highest levels of quality and safety.
Contact us today at 330-273-4420 to discover the food ingredient solutions and possibilities available from Yost Foods.