Buddy’s Kitchen Achieves Certifications as SQF Level II and Ethical Sourcing Supplier

Buddy’s Kitchen Achieves Certifications as SQF Level II and Ethical Sourcing Supplier










Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) March 14, 2011

Buddy’s Kitchen, Inc. has attained Safe Quality Food Level II Certification, awarded by the SQF Institute. The Institute also certified Buddy’s to its Ethical Sourcing standard.

The Level II Certification ensures that suppliers not only maintain good manufacturing processes (GMPs), but also use science-based methods and statistical quality systems to minimize food safety risks. The Ethical Sourcing certification measures Buddy’s commitment to the health, safety and satisfaction of its employees, as well as its limiting impact on the environment.

“The SQF Certifications are consistent with Buddy’s commitment to producing safe, quality foods for our customers,” said Dave Smith, CEO of Buddy’s Kitchen Inc. “Our intention is not just to comply with the standards, but to be among the industry leaders.”

The SQF program is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), part of a landmark agreement among global food retailers and manufacturers on mutual acceptance of international food safety and quality systems.

Buddy’s has also begun work on SQF Level III Certification, which it expects to achieve by mid-2011. While SQF Level II focuses on safe food, Level III adds quality dimensions to operations and processes.

Founded in 1974, Buddy’s Kitchen produces frozen food products for retailers, convenience stores, airlines, and food service. Buddy’s employs 200 people at its plant in Burnsville, Minnesota.

For further information, contact Dave Smith at 952-894-2540, or go to http://www.buddyskitchen.com.

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David Lloyd Leisure Achieves FIA Code of Practice Compliance

David Lloyd Leisure Achieves FIA Code of Practice Compliance










(PRWEB UK) 17 August 2011

Health, sport and leisure group David Lloyd Leisure has become one of the latest organisations in the leisure industry to become compliant with the Fitness Industry Association’s (FIA) quality assurance scheme, the Code of Practice.

The FIA Code of Practice, officially introduced to the industry in 2007, is a set of performance standards covering health and safety, staff training and customer care.

Facilities who comply with the code, have to demonstrate a commitment to a high level of standards in health and safety for staff and members, have all staff trained to the standards recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs), ensure members are given adequate inductions and that contracts are fair and in accordance with the office of Fair Trading guidance.

Sales and operations director for David Lloyd Leisure Steven Matthews said: ‘This recognition compliments David Lloyd Leisure’s externally audited programme and confirms that both its teams and members are provided with a safe environment in which to work, exercise and engage in leisure activities. What’s more, it provides current and potential members with the peace of mind that we operate to the highest standards of both facilities and expertise.’

David Stalker, CEO of the FIA said: ‘We are delighted to award David Lloyd Leisure compliance with our Code of Practice, which demonstrates they are working to strict performance and safety guidelines for the benefit of their members and staff.’

Note to editors:

For further information about this press release, contact Clare Naden on 01707 289833 or email clare(dot)naden(at)davidlloyd(dot)co(dot)uk.

About David Lloyd Leisure Group

The David Lloyd Leisure Group operates 79 clubs in the UK and a further 10 clubs across Europe.

David Lloyd Leisure has over 450,000 members and employs 6,000 people. This includes an expert health and fitness team of over 1,800 and contracts the services of more than 400 tennis professionals.

Across all clubs, David Lloyd Leisure has over 150 swimming pools (of which half are indoor) and offers over 10,000 exercise classes per week. Every week 20,000 children learn to swim at David Lloyd Leisure and 14,000 learn to play tennis.

Its racquets facilities are unparalleled with 700 tennis courts as well as 180 badminton courts and 140 squash courts. Additional facilities include health and beauty spas, club lounges with free internet access, crèches, nurseries and specialist sports shops.

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Promote It International Achieves Women’s Business Enterprise Status

Promote It International Achieves Women’s Business Enterprise Status










Denver, CO (PRWEB) December 2, 2005

Promote It International, a health and fitness promotions agency specializing in targeting active consumers nationwide through health clubs and fitness facilities, today announced it has achieved Women Business Enterprise (WBE) status as appointed by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council-West in partnership with the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

Promote It underwent a detailed review to earn WBE certification, which requires a company to be at least 51 percent owned, operated, and controlled by a woman or women. As a nationally certified Women’s Business Enterprise, Promote It will now have greater access to business opportunities with companies committed to vendor diversity. “It is a great honor for our company to be certified as a Women Business Enterprise because it allows us to be recognized by more than 700 corporations and government entities with shared interest in supplier diversity,” said Barbie Gummin, founder and CEO of Promote It International. “We are exceedingly excited about the opportunities and recognition that this certification brings to our company and look forward to utilizing our membership to build lasting relationships with our clients.”

The certification is based on the strict standards, procedures and requirements of the WBENC and qualifies Promote It for consideration by organizations seeking vendor relationships with companies owned and operated by women or minorities.

Gummin established Promote It International in a small basement office in 1990. She recognized the need of large companies for a desirable niche market to promote health oriented products on a grassroots level. Fifteen years later, Promote It has evolved into the 11th fastest growing full-service agency nationwide according to PROMO Magazine, offering customized promotions in health clubs, college fitness centers, workplace fitness facilities and spas.

Promote It International services eminent Fortune 500 companies and fitness facilities nationwide specializing in targeting active consumers through a network of over 5,500 health clubs and fitness facilities. Promote It’s customized promotions include sampling, couponing, event and trade show sponsorship and health club guest pass program. Clients include Kraft Foods, L’Oréal, Kellogg’s, The Quaker Oats Company, Pfizer and Procter & Gamble.

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