Quality and Food Safety

Consumers trust products that are produced to a higher standard. The goal of Quality Chekd is for its member dairies to supply products to retailers and consumers that are safe and of the highest quality. Members of Quality Chekd have pledged to uphold this goal, and the member-owned trademark is an endorsement of this commitment. The Quality Chekd organization procures, converts and markets safe products that provide optimal quality and value to each customer.  To this end, the Quality Chekd program provides:

    • Best-in-class quality assurance practices and programs
    • Finished product testing and compliance
    • Quality assurance and lab proficiency services
    • Food safety education and certification
    • Regulatory expertise and guidance; continuous improvement
    • Industry benchmarking and best practices
    • On-site plant support and assessments
    • SQF-GFSI Consultations
    • Self-assessment tools and resources
    • Product recall and crisis communication

Product Evaluation and Lab Support

The Quality Chekd Product Compliance Program provides monthly accredited third party testing of member dairy products, confirming that each meets the organization’s elevated standards and enabling members to benchmark with other participants.

The Quality Chekd Lab Proficiency Program provides a confidential venue to routinely assess the technical proficiency of on-site labs and staff.  Participation offers a cost effective method to benchmark with other participants and to compare standard dairy testing skills and test results to those of an accredited third party lab.  

Through Quality Chekd’s partnership with Merieux NutriSciences, members are offered substantial discounts on a number of services, such as packaging certification, nutritional analysis, third party auditing and environmental monitoring.

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Quality Chekd Dairies provides technical assistance, consultation services, self-assessment tools and informational bulletins to its members utilizing both internal and external resources with long term experience and expertise.  Support is available as it relates to production, quality, sanitation, regulatory and other aspects of dairy manufacturing.

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Requirements & Expectations

The goal of Quality Chekd is for its members to supply products to their retailers and consumers that are safe and of the highest quality. Procedures and practices are in place to achieve safe and high quality practices.

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