Nevada, Iowa—For the second year in a row, Burke Corporation, leader"" in fully cooked meats and pizza toppings, has received the highest SQF 2000 certification awarded by the Safety Quality Food Institute, a division of the Food Marketing Institute.

Both this year and last, Burke received an excellent rating and scored 99.2% in the demanding audit. The level 3 certification, earned through rigorous compliance to food safety and quality processes, sources and practices, verifies Burke’s commitment to products of the highest quality.

“All of our departments continually work for this excellence, monitoring processes and implementing innovative cleanliness procedures year-round,” said Jim Chittenden, Burke’s Process and Quality Control Manager. Burke’s commitment to quality includes the processing plant’s building design and the use of technological innovations to provide a food safe environment. “Our high score in safety and quality assures our customers they’re getting the highest quality meats available,” said Chittenden.

The SQF 2000 certification means Burke meets product trace, regulatory, food safety and industry quality standards in a structured and cost effective manner.

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Iowa-based Burke Corporation is a leading manufacturer of fully cooked ethnic and specialty meats for restaurants and industrial applications featuring HAND-PINCHED STYLE® Italian sausage, beef and pork toppings, meatballs, pepperoni, bacon, Canadian-style bacon, chicken and beef strips, shredded meats, Mexican-style meats, and Natural and Organic toppings; specializing in custom and private label products. | 800.654.1152 |

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