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Creekside Springs Earns SQF Certification

January 12, 2010

Ambridge, Pa.-based Creekside Springs, a full-line supplier of bottled water for private label, co-packing and corporate brand agreements, said it earned Safe Quality Food (SQF) Code 2000 certification. The SQF program is a global food safety and quality certification program and management system designed to provide independent certification that a supplier’s food safety and quality management system complies with international and domestic food safety regulations. With the program, suppliers can assure their customers that a food product has been produced, processed, prepared and handled according to the highest possible standards at all levels of the supply chain.

Creekside said both of its manufacturing plants (in Salineville, Ohio and Ambridge, Pa.) received SQF Level II certification.

“We are very proud to be a[n] SQF-certified bottled water manufacturer,” said Jim Sas, managing partner and CEO. “The certification process took about a year, and our team worked very hard to make this happen. Achieving SQF certification fits our organization’s commitment to produce quality products and assure customer and consumer confidence.”