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Icon Foods Earns Safe Quality Food, Oregon Kosher and Non-GMO Project Verifications

PORTLAND, Ore. — When you collaborate with Icon Foods, you can be assured of the highest-possible standards for quality control, food safety and reliability. Continuing its efforts to put its money where its mouth is, the company (formerly named Steviva Ingredients) recently earned its Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 2, Oregon Kosher and Non-GMO Project Verification certifications at its new headquarters in Portland.

“At Icon Foods, we are dedicated to producing the food and beverage industry’s purest, all-natural, high-intensity sweetening solutions,” said Yishu Hou, quality and document control specialist at Icon Foods. “These certifications reinforce the ongoing commitment we make each day to our customers as a reliable, quality supply-chain partner.”

Additionally, Icon Foods is in compliance with the USDA National Organic Program and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and its stringent guidelines.

About Safe Quality Food (SQF) Program

The SQF program, a division of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), is recognized by retailers and foodservice providers around the world as a rigorous, credible food-safety management system. It is the only major system recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) that offers third-party accredited certification for primary production, food manufacturing, distribution and agent/broker management. www.sqfi.com/about-sqf/

About Oregon Kosher

Oregon Kosher is a nonprofit corporation founded by leaders of the Oregon Jewish Community in 1997 to serve the Kashrus needs of Oregonian consumers and businesses. For more information, visit www.oregonkosher.org.

About the Non-GMO Project

The Non-GMO Project, a 501(c)(3) organization, offers North America’s only third-party verification and labeling for non-GMO foods and products. It has verified nearly 35,000 products from more than 1,900 brands, representing well over $13.5 billion in annual sales. “Non-GMO Project Verified” is one of the fastest-growing labels in the natural food sector, and it increasingly is an attribute sought by conventional brands. www.nongmoproject.org

About Icon Foods

Established in 1999, Icon Foods (formerly known as Steviva Ingredients) is a natural food ingredient supplier committed to helping manufacturers bring clean, healthy food and beverages to the global market. Based in Portland, Oregon, and Salinas, Spain, Icon Foods focuses on all-natural, high-intensity sweetening solutions. Icon Foods sweeteners and bulk ingredients are certified organic and Kosher, and they are free of GMOs, soy, corn and allergens. More information is available at: www.iconfoods.com.

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