Vitakraft Sun Seed, Inc. Receives Safe Quality Foods Certification



Vitakraft Sun Seed, Inc.’s Northwest Ohio facility received Safe Quality Food (SQF) Certification.


The site houses all processes from production to warehousing to business offices.


SQF is a Global Food Safety Initiative recognized certification and is known worldwide for process quality and safety. Certification is a result of implementation and maintenance of numerous quality assurance protocols, which align with the strict SQF code, bringing food safety to the next level.


“SQF Certification marks another milestone in our company’s desire to produce the best products for our customers and their pets,” said Darryl Leatherman, food safety manager for Vitakraft Sun Seed. “Our customers now and in the future have the assurance that our ingredients, materials handling, production systems and finished products meet stringent, globally recognized standards for food safety.”


Vitakraft Sun Seed is located in Weston, Ohio and began producing Sunseed products nearly four decades ago. After joining with German-based counterpart Vitakraft’s U.S. subsidiary in 2008, the combined company has continued to expand its product offerings and reach throughout the U.S and beyond. The company embraces nutritional science and new technologies to provide consumers and their pets with high-quality food and treats.


Vitakraft Sun Seed produces and distributes small animal, pet bird and equine products under the brands Sunseed, Vitakraft, Ginger Ridge and Quiko, and produces private label products for national and regional pet specialty and mass market retailers. 


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