SK Food International

 

 

SK Food International Premium Identity Program

 

Seed Selection
Seed: Planting seed is produced under contract and is selected based on crop variety and specific genetics for agronomics and end use applications. Planting seed is tested by a certified third-party laboratory to verify non-GMO purity.

Labels: Producer retains non-GMO verified planting seed labels/tags.

Seed Transportation: Planting seed is transported in a manner that maintains the integrity of the grain and prevents contamination from other grains. Product is shipped in trucks in which floor, walls, doors and/or entry ports have been thoroughly cleaned prior to loading. A completed Clean Truck Affidavit is sent with shipment of product.

Cleaning of Equipment: Conveyors and augers are thoroughly cleaned and augers are reversed before use to prevent contamination from other grains.

Seed Storage: If seed is stored in bulk prior to planting, storage bin walls, floor doors and/or entry ports are thoroughly cleaned and swept. Load out augers are reversed and cleaned before loading seed into storage bins.

SK Food International’s Premium Identity Program is our rigorous step-by-step Identity Preservation program which ensures the integrity of our certified organic and conventional non-GMO ingredients to meet our Premium Quality Ingredient standards.

Our Premium Identity Program manages each production stage from seed selection, planting, growing, harvesting, storage, transportation, processing, packaging and delivery. This is possible with the support of our qualified growers, staff, certified third-party inspection agencies, certified third-party laboratories, processors, including SK Food Specialty Processing, and trucking companies.

Our Premium Identity Program’s success is accredited to our belief in realizing our mission statement: to continually exceed our customer, producer, and supplier expectations with Premium Quality Ingredients and Service, and our belief and practice in the Kaizen concept of continuous improvement in all areas of our business.

Planting
Cleaning of Equipment: All equipment used for planting including drill, planters, bulk seed handling trucks, augers and seed treating equipment is thoroughly cleaned before use.

Crop Rotation: Production is not planted on ground where Genetically Modified Crops were planted at minimum of one crop year.
 

Growing
Field Inspection: Production is monitored to identify any off types or other grains evident in the production fields.

 
Harvest
Cleaning of Equipment: All equipment used for harvesting, which may include combines, trucks, tarps, augers, legs, conveyors and storage bins, is thoroughly cleaned before harvesting and/or handling of crop.

Buffer Strip: Minimum of 20-foot buffer strip is harvested and discarded, unless there is a physical barrier such as a fence row or tree row to prevent contamination from other fields.
 
Crop Storage
Cleaning of Equipment: Conveyors and augers are thoroughly cleaned and augers are reversed before use to prevent contamination from any other grains.

Cleaning of Bins: Storage bin walls, floor doors and/or entry ports are thoroughly cleaned and swept.
 

Transportation/Delivery
Cleaning of Equipment: Conveyors and augers are thoroughly cleaned and augers are reversed before use to prevent contamination from

other grains.

Clean Truck Affidavit: Product is transported in a manner that maintains the integrity of the grain and prevents contamination from other grains. Product is shipped in trucks in which floor, walls, doors and/or entry ports have been thoroughly cleaned prior to loading. A completed Clean Truck Affidavit is sent with shipment of product.

 

Processing/Packaging
Facilities: Product is cleaned at contracted cleaning facilities, including SK Food Specialty Processing, which is a certified Identity Preserved Seed Conditioning Facility through Minnesota Crop Improvement.

Processing Order: A processing order, which includes the product lot number that is traceable back to farmer’s field, is issued to the processor prior to delivery of product. The processing order specifies quantity to be delivered, quality specifications to be met, packing and labeling requirements and shipment information. All products are cleaned in a manner that preserves the identity of the product.

Testing: Product is tested by in-house laboratory as well as certified third-party laboratory to verify non-GMO purity by Litmus test and PCR testing. Testing is performed on inbound and finished product.

Processing Report: A processing report with lot number verifying quantity of product delivered and quantity of finished/cleaned product is issued by processor. All product delivered is accounted for and all processing steps are clearly documented.

Quality Assurance Certificate:
A Quality Assurance Certificate verifying quality of product is issued by processor for each lot upon completion

of processing.

Samples: Processor and SK Food International retain inbound and finished product samples.

 
Shipment and Delivery
Clean Truck/Container Affidavit: Product is loaded into hopper bottom truck, railcar, dry van trailer and/or 20’ or 40’ export container in a manner that maintains the integrity of the grain and prevents contamination from other grains. Product is shipped in hopper bottom truck, railcar, dry van trailer and/or 20’ or 40’ export container in which floor, walls, doors and/or entry ports have been thoroughly cleaned prior to loading. A completed Clean Truck, Clean Container and/or Clean Railcar Affidavit is sent with shipment of product.

Seals: Truck, Container and/or Railcar is sealed by processor after loading. Seal number is applied to bill of lading to ensure integrity of product. Seal remains intact until product is delivered and received by customer.
 
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