Food Safety & Audits

Food safety is of critical importance to SunWest and our customers. From the sanitary design of our buildings to the layout of the equipment, all aspects of our daily operations are geared toward keeping our products safe and contaminant free.

SunWest Foods, Inc. is certified under the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) through the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI.)

Every employee is responsible for food safety with every department working to ensure that only the highest quality products reach our customers.

Independent food inspection agencies, including Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), have conducted their GMA-Safe Food Safety audit in all three facilities and have found that SunWest Food’s philosophy of “FOOD SAFETY FIRST AND LAST” holds true throughout the company. We have received above a 90% rating in all three facility audits.

Our operations have been rated Superior by the prestigious American Institute of Bakers (AIB) and approved by every multi-national food processing company purchasing rice and wild rice from SunWest.