HACCP Certified For Safety
Voortman Cookies Limited is extremely pleased to be recognized as a highly rated HACCP certified company. The HACCP program was first developed in the 1970′s to ensure the safety of food for NASA’s astronauts. HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points and is a highly effective preventative, scientific, system employed to ensure quality and safety for the food industry. The HACCP certification system is recognized and respected world-wide. Voortman Cookies Limited is acknowledged as being in the top 3% of HACCP certified companies in the world, as audited by SGS.
SIAL d’Or Award
Voortman Cookies was the first to remove trans fats from all our products. Our innovative Zero Trans Fat Cookies earned Voortman Cookies two awards at the prestigious SIAL d’Or contest in Paris, France.
Voortman Cookies won this top honour for having the best new products in the confectionery biscuits and bread category. Voortman’s Zero Trans Fat Cookies were also awarded a Canadian National SIAL d’Or for scoring the most points of all Canadian entries.
The SIAL d’Or awards are organized every second year by the Paris-based SIAL food and beverage show, which seeks to identify and recognize the world’s most outstanding new products.
Canadian Grand Prix Award
Since 1993, The Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards™ have celebrated advancement and excellence in new food distribution industry products. Organized by the Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors (CCGD), this unique awards program supports industry members who are constantly looking to enhance their product offerings and meet the needs of today’s consumers.
In a wide range of food, non-food and private label categories, the nominees are evaluated for excellence in packaging, design, originality and quality. The blue-ribbon judging panel is comprised of consumers, food editors and journalists, food industry experts and CCGD members from across Canada.
In 2009, Voortman’s new Dark Chocolate Omega-3 Flax Seed Cookie was recognized by this panel and nominated as one of the top three new products of the year.