SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AL International, Inc. (OTCQX:YGYI), a multi-dimensional consumer products company, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, CLR Roasters (CLR), has scheduled its Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 2 audit for July 17, 2013.
SQF is recognized by retailers and foodservice providers around the world who require a rigorous, credible food safety management system. Products produced and manufactured under the SQF Code certification are expected to retain a high degree of acceptance in global markets.
SQF Level 2, which focuses on food safety, is recognized as a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmark and is considered an international mark of excellence for the certificate holder. CLR Roasters would meet the GFSI benchmark if it receives a SQF Level 2 certification.
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is a business-driven initiative for the continuous improvement of food safety management systems designed to ensure confidence in the delivery of safe food to consumers worldwide. Under the umbrella of GFSI, many global retail, manufacturer and food service companies have come to a common acceptance of the GFSI recognized food safety systems.
CLR Roasters, in support of the national growth of its Café La Rica brand, expects delivery of a state-of-the-art brick pack machine from Italy later this month. According to IRI National Data, CLR Roaster’s Café La Rica Espresso is now the ninth (9th) ranked espresso item in the United States and fourth (4th) in the State of Florida.
Dave Briskie, AL International’s CFO, stated, “As the demand for our Café La Rica coffee brand has been growing and as we take on larger private label customers, we believe that achieving SQF certification and GFSI benchmarking is more critical. We have invested substantially in plant and safety improvements, and refined our food handling processes in preparation for the upcoming SQF Level 2 audit. Many of our current customers encourage SQF certification and a number of customers in our pipeline and target market require this certification.”
About AL International, Inc.
AL International, Inc. (OTCQX: YGYI) (www.alintjcof.com) is a fully reporting, fast-growing, innovative, multi-dimensional company that offers a wide range of consumer products and services, primarily through person-to-person selling relationships that comprise a "network of networks." The Company also is a vertically-integrated producer of the finest coffees for the commercial, retail and direct sales channels. AL International was formed after the merger of Youngevity Essential Life Sciences (www.youngevity.com) and Javalution Coffee Company in the summer of 2011.
About CLR Roasters
CLR Roasters (www.clrroasters.com) was established in 2001 and is a wholly-owned a subsidiary of AL International. CLR Roasters produces coffees under its own Cafe LaRica brand, as well as under a variety of private labels through major national sales outlets and to major customers. It also produces a unique line of coffees with health benefits under the JavaFit® brand.
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