BY E. A. Sween
August 15, 2023 | 4 in minutes

Unveiling E.A. Sween’s Food Safety Standards and Quality Management Systems

Food safety is a priority at E.A. Sween and we use a range of measures to ensure our ready-to-eat sandwiches not only meet but exceed the expectations of both customers and consumers.

Food Safety Begins with HACCP
A key foundation of our food safety practices is the implementation of food safety plans developed using the HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) method. This approach allows us to analyze all raw materials and processing steps involved in the manufacturing of our sandwiches. By doing so, we can identify and mitigate any potential concerns, ensuring our products are safe for consumption.

Environmental Monitoring
We also place a great deal of emphasis on our production environment. These areas are continuously monitored to assess opportunities for pathogen growth. This ongoing surveillance allows us to promptly address any potential risks and prevent contamination.

Stringent Testing and Analysis
To further reinforce our commitment to food safety, we have a mandatory three-day hold for all our products after manufacturing. This waiting period ensures all necessary tests are conducted and the results are thoroughly reviewed. Adherence to this strict protocol guarantees our products meet our rigorous safety and quality standards before they make their way to your customers.

Allergen Control Program
We understand the significance of allergen control in today’s diverse food landscape. Our allergen control program prevents cross-contamination and assures only the allergens listed on our labels are present in our products. Our robust policies and procedures ensure accurate labeling and effective cleaning practices to eliminate allergens from our production line.

Stringent Food Safety and Quality Requirements
At E.A. Sween, we believe food safety is a shared responsibility. We work closely with our suppliers to ensure they meet our stringent safety and quality requirements. Through auditing and verification processes, we seek out suppliers with established, reliable food safety systems, aligning with our commitment to excellence.

Transparent Food Labeling
Accurate product labeling is another aspect of our food safety efforts. We diligently follow and stay up to date with all labeling regulations to provide transparent information about our products. Our labels contain precise details about ingredients and nutrition information, allowing consumers to make informed choices.

Certifications for Food Safety and Quality
We are proud to be Safe Quality Food (SQF) certified for food safety and quality. This certification signifies our food safety system meets the rigorous standards set forth by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). To further ensure the quality of our products, all items undergo inspections by either the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These inspections serve as an additional layer of assurance that our products meet the highest quality standards at various levels.

At E.A. Sween, we take food safety seriously. Our commitment to delivering safe and high-quality ready-to-eat sandwiches is unwavering. You can trust us to provide reliable sandwich products consumers love.

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