United States Department of Commerce Voluntary Seafood Inspection Program (USDC SIP)
United States Department of Commerce Voluntary Seafood Inspection Program (USDC SIP) – AFS has a contract with the USDC as part of the Voluntary Seafood Inspection program. This allows the USDC to come in for quarterly unannounced audits of the AFS facility to inspect the quality inspection procedures, food safety systems, HACCP Plans, facility condition and system compliance. Passing these audits allows AFS to produce and label USDC Graded products, including Grade A and PUFI.
Safe Quality Food (SQF) Food Safety Certificate – A GFSI benchmarked food safety and quality auditing standard. SQF audits all of the facility’s systems including food safety, quality, HACCP, business continuity and good manufacturing practices (GMP’s). For a royalty fee, the company is able to utilize the SQF shield on product.