Nuestro Queso, LLC the Chicago, IL-based, award-winning private label manufacturer of premium Hispanic dairy products has obtained SQF Level 3 Quality Certification a comprehensive implementation of safety and quality management systems.

“The SQF Level 3 certification re-affirms our commitment to our customers and consumers as a safe and trusted manufacturer of premium Hispanic cheese consistent with our mission and values. We are very proud to be on the leading edge of this area of our industry. We always focused on quality and food safety and will continue to look for ways to improve our procedures as we move forward.” Mark Braun, CEO of Nuestro Queso

The SQF Program is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and links primary production certification to food manufacturing, distribution and agent/broker management certification. Administered by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), the goal of the SQF system is to deliver consistent, globally recognized food safety and quality certification programs based on sound scientific principles.

Level 3 SQF Certification is a “Comprehensive Food Safety and Quality Management System.” The SQF level 3 certification includes quality requirements in addition to all the food safety requirements from Level 1 and Level 2. Level 3 raises the bar by focusing on food quality, as well as safety. The SQF 3 certification, along with the recent expansion of its manufacturing facility in Kent, IL, strengthens the company’s reputation as a reliable, leading manufacturer of dairy products. 

Nuestro Queso chose the SQF certification over other food safety certification programs because of its inclusion of quality and continuous improvements as key tenants of the program.


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