Eatem Earns Safe Quality
Eatem Foods, creator of all natural premium savory fla-
vor systems including meat, poultry, seafood, cheese and
vegetable concentrates, recently attained certification as a
Safe Quality Food (SQF) 2000 Level 2 Food Manufacturer
by the Safe Quality Food Institute, reinforcing their com-
mitment to quality products and cutting-edge technolo-
The SQF Institute, a division of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) is an international independent certifying agency
that maintains strict programs and management systems.
Certification assures that a company’s food safety and quality management systems comply with the international and
domestic food safety regulations. The SQF certification
program helps reduce assessment inconsistencies and confirms that products have been manufactured, processed
and prepared under rigorous controls and high standards.
"Our team approach to product quality and service has
been in effect since we first began operations in 1983,” says
Robert Buono, CEO and founder of Eatem Foods Company.
“We actively support employee training and development
to assure plant safety and product quality.”
Earthbound Farm CEO Charles Sweat
Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year
Earthbound Farm recently announced that
CEO Charles Sweat received the Ernst & Young
Entrepreneur of The Year 2011 Northern Califor-
nia Award in the Food Products category. Accord-
ing to Ernst & Young LLP, the award recognizes
outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate ex-
cellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, fi-
nancial performance and personal commitment to their
businesses and communities.
Sweat has been with Earthbound Farm since 1998 when he
joined the company as CFO. He became president in 2006 and
CEO in 2009. “Despite a crisis that might have driven many companies out of business, Charles Sweat has led Earthbound Farm
to reinvent food safety and earn the distinction as the largest
grower of organic salad greens in the nation,” said the Ernst &
Young Smart Business supplement.
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year Awards Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
As a Northern California award winner, Sweat is now eligible
for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The
Year 2011 National Award to be awarded in November 2011. o