<h1 class="mf-page-title quality"><span>Quality & Food Safety</span></h1><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->

At Masterson Foods, our uncompromising quality assurance programs have developed a reputation for delivering outstanding product quality and consistency, known throughout the food manufacturing industry.  We employ extensive HACCP and preventative control programs throughout the product life-cycle beginning with product development and continuing through all stages of manufacturing.  Comprehensive internal and third party audits are continually used to evaluate and improve our quality standards and food safety programs.  As a result, Masterson Foods has created an unyielding “quality and food safety first” culture committed to making stellar products for our customers and the consumers they serve.

Food Safety

Masterson Foods embraces a culture committed to food safety and the security of food items.  This dedication empowers our employees to shut down lines as needed to ensure quality compliance.  All shifts are actively monitored by quality assurance supervisors to guarantee the products meet specification while maintaining food safety requirements on all of our production lines.  In addition, our Food Defense program includes 24/7 staffed security monitoring, fencing, over 100 interior and exterior cameras, and rigorous shipping and receiving protocols.  We further support food safety with the following programs:

HACCP/FSMA Preventative Control Program
Foreign Material Control (Metal Detectors, Magnets, and Filters)
CAPA (Corrective Action Preventive Action) Program
Allergen Control Program
Peanut and Tree Nut Free Facility

Supply Chain Program
Internal Auditing Program
Yearly Refresher Training for all employees
Comprehensive Food Defense Program
CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System)

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Sanitation

The FDA Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) has shifted the focus in the food manufacturing industry from responding to contaminated products, to preventing them. Masterson Foods has devoted itself to this mission by adopting sanitary principles and food safety practices company-wide, ensuring each department keeps these initiatives at the forefront of operation. Sanitation requires constant attention to detail every hour and every minute of every day. Effective sanitation cleaning is a science that requires experienced and committed staff and managers, sanitary design of equipment, validated cleaning procedures, Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP) development, training, and detailed documentation.

Vendor Approval & Compliance

The quality of our products starts with consistent, safe, and high quality ingredients.  Each Masterson Foods supplier must go through our rigorous approval program and maintain compliance with a number of standards and requirements.  Our vendor/ingredient approval and continued performance monitoring program includes, but is not limited to:

Third party food safety audits
Ingredient risk assessments
Performance scorecards
Electronic database monitoring recalls and food fraud incidents

Quality food is safe food.