OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Perrigo Animal Health, a division of Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO; TASE), is proud to announce that its Kansas City, Kansas, manufacturing facility has obtained Safety Quality Food (SQF) Code Edition 7.1, Level 2 Certification. The SQF registration covers the production of all pet treats manufactured in the Kansas-based plant.
SQF is one of several certification bodies recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) to validate and certify a manufacturing location's quality system. GFSI, which was developed as a global response to several global food safety recalls, defines the food safety system requirements and verification methods to ensure safe food is delivered to consumers and customers. SQF Level 2 Certification ensures that systems such as Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) are in place to reduce food safety risks.
"We are very proud that our Kansas City production facility has earned this globally recognized certification," said Perrigo Chairman, President and CEO Joseph C. Papa. "SQF certification is one of the most rigorous, credible food safety management systems in the market today. This certification validates our dedication to providing our loyal customers with the highest degree of quality, affordable healthcare products for pets day in and day out."
Products produced and manufactured under SQF Code certification have a high degree of acceptance by retailers and consumer brands in global markets. To learn more about Perrigo Animal Health, visit perrigoanimalhealth.com.
About Perrigo Animal Health
Perrigo Animal Health is a division of Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO; TASE), a leading global manufacturer of over-the-counter healthcare products. Comprised of Sergeant's, SENTRY® and PetArmor® brands, Perrigo Animal Health brings quality, affordable flea and tick treatments, health and well-being solutions, and consumables for dogs and cats to grocery, mass, dollar, drug, club and pet specialty retailers. For more information, visit perrigoanimalhealth.com.
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