On behalf of Food Quality & Safety magazine, I am happy to announce that Forbes Chocolate, a provider of cocoa and flavor powders, is the winner of the 17th annual Food Quality & Safety Award. This prestigious honor recognizes the dedication and achievement of an organization that has made significant improvements in its safety and quality assurance programs.
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The Ohio-based company places great emphasis on using new technologies, updating equipment, and instilling ongoing employee training to stay at the forefront of manufacturing. Its SQF certification also underscores the company’s development and implementation of strong food safety and quality management systems.
Forbes Chocolate’s food ingredients are sold across North America to dairy processors, ice cream manufacturers, supplement and nutraceutical makers, and bakery and snack companies. In addition to providing chocolate flavors, the Forbes Chocolate portfolio has grown drastically since Benjamin P. Forbes founded the company in 1901. It now includes custom products along with seasonal flavors and options such as strawberry, vanilla, and orange cream.
The company was chosen as this year’s winner because of its demonstrated ongoing commitment to producing high-quality, safe products. For complete story behind the success of Forbes Chocolate, read the in-depth profile scheduled to appear on www.FoodQualityandSafety.com in mid-September and in the October/November 2018 print issue.
In the meantime, please join me in congratulating Forbes Chocolate for earning the 2018 Food Quality & Safety Award.