Flavor Ingredient Safety
Berje’s Flavor Ingredient Safety Assurance Program
Our prime objective is to ensure the integrity and quality of our flavor ingredients, and we are committed to protecting our customers. We comply with our own Flavor Safety and Quality Assurance programs and adhere to some of today’s highest global standards.
We build GMP and HACCP principles into all of our operations from start to finish. Whether you are purchasing a raw material for a flavor application, an essential oil, an organic, kosher, or Halal certified item, a seamless flavor safety process is built into every product every step of the way.
When we analyze every lot of our inventory in our QC labs, we don’t just do it because it is required by the FCC, we do it to ensure that our customers receive a high quality product, tested in the USA.
In addition to being flavor compliant, Berje is also C-TPAT certified. C-TPAT is part of the Department of Homeland Security and works in conjunction with Customs and Border Protection (CBP), to provide the highest level of cargo security available in the US.
-We maintain a secure facility.
-We have strict traceability procedures and test them rigorously with mock recall programs throughout the year.
-We maintain high quality through our own internal QC and analytical labs.
-The rigor of our high standards is evidenced by more than 1,000 Kosher and Halal certified items.
-We conduct vendor audits and have in turn allowed customers to audit our facility as well.
-We have 24hr camera surveillance with remote viewing capabilities.
-Full containers are locked and secured with a numbered seal.
-All products are sealed with tamper-evident closures.
-In-bound containers are closely inspected to ensure that they are free of contaminants.
To better understand the organizations we work with to keep our products safe and secure, please visit:The Food Chemicals Codex (FCC)
United States Pharmacopeia (USP)
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
To better understand our relationships with other regulatory organizations, please visit our affiliations page.
Of course, the best security in the world is impossible to maintain without experienced staff trained in flavor safety procedures, combined with transparency and cooperation from our vendors. We have built long-standing and trusted relationships between our family of vendors and our wonderful Berje team, shipment by shipment, year after year. In many cases, these relationships have spanned several decades.
From the procurement process, to the streamlined order process, production, quality control, packing, and final checks, we assure seamless safety, quality, and value every step of the way.