News | May 11, 2010

METTLER TOLEDO Co-Hosts Webinar With SQF On Food Safety Standards

Columbus, OH - METTLER TOLEDO, the leading global supplier of precision instruments and services, continues its partnership and support of the SQF Institute, leader in food safety and quality certification programs, by presenting a jointly sponsored webinar entitled ‘Meet Global Food Safety Standards and Increase Productivity'.

Informative Webinar on Food Safety Standards
Consumer food safety concerns and broadening regulatory requirements highlight issues which increasingly bring the food industry to the media's attention. The introduction of standards such as SQF2000, ISO 22000, IFS and BRC require food companies in the United States and throughout the world to make their manufacturing processes transparent and as safe as possible. SQF Institute Technical Director Gary M. Smith will highlight the SQF Program including company registrations, training, certification and audit processes, and accreditation. You'll also hear from METTLER TOLEDO food segment market managers and learn how METTLER TOLEDO can support you in the areas of traceability, hygienically designed equipment, quality data management, foreign body detection, and equipment qualification and calibration. Following the forty-five minute presentation, you will have the opportunity to ask the SQF and METTLER TOLEDO representatives your questions and seek additional resource assistance.

Registration and Information
The webinar will be presented on May 18, 2010 at 11:00 am Eastern DST, and will be hosted by Gary M. Smith, Technical Director SQF Institute, and Eric J. Schmitt, Market Manager, METTLER TOLEDO.

Participants can register at by selecting the May 18th session "Meet Global Food Safety Standards and Increase Productivity (SQF)" and clicking ‘Subscribe'.

METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global supplier of precision instruments and is the world's largest manufacturer and marketer of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications. METTLER TOLEDO provides weighing solutions that help customers by automating processes, increasing yields, controlling product quality and complying with industry standards and regulations.

About the SQF Institute (SQFI)
The SQF Institute (SQFI) is a division of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), an association that conducts programs in public affairs, food safety, research, education and industry relations. The SQF Institute was established by FMI in 2004 to administer the SQF Program and is located in Arlington, Virginia.

The SQF (Safe Quality Food) Program is a leading, global food safety and quality certification program and management system, designed to meet the needs of buyers and suppliers worldwide. The Program provides independent certification that a supplier's food safety and quality management system complies with international and domestic food safety regulations. This enables suppliers to assure their customers that food has been produced, processed, prepared and handled according to the highest possible standards, at all levels of the supply chain.