Rancho Dominguez, CA, March 2, 2017 – Roger O’Brien, CEO of Santa Monica Seafood, announced that, at the annual SafeFood 360° Food Safety conference that took place in Las Vegas last week, Santa Monica Seafood was awarded the Food Safety Achiever of the Year award.
SafeFood 360° is an all-encompassing software program that organizes all aspects of a company’s’ food safety policies, procedures, testing reports, results and data to ensure that they meet FDA, USDA, International and customer food safety standards. SafeFood 360° has several hundred food manufacturer and retailer customers throughout the U.S. and around the world, of which a significant portion are involved in the seafood business.
Roger O’Brien commented that, “We are committed to being the most trusted source of seafood in the industry and we support that commitment through use of the extensive food safety systems we have implemented. Our systems build a culture of food safety into everyday activities, service and communication. In order for us to provide the best seafood experience possible for our customers, it is necessary for us to keep our standards as high as possible. Our quality is a source of pride and the backbone of our business model.”
Santa Monica Seafood was the first and still the only seafood company in the United States to achieve the internationally recognized FSSC 22000 certification for food safety management systems and ISO 14001 certification for environmental management programs, as well as BAP certification for its Rancho Dominguez facility for repacking salmon and tilapia products.
ABOUT SANTA MONICA SEAFOOD – Santa Monica Seafood, as a family-owned and operated company for the past 77 years, is the largest specialty wholesale distributor of fresh and frozen seafood in the southwestern U.S. with its corporate offices and main processing facility located in Rancho Dominguez, California, along with five additional seafood processing and distribution facilities in California, Arizona and Nevada. Santa Monica Seafood also owns and operates two retail stores and cafes – in Santa Monica and Costa Mesa, CA – which specialize in seafood and seafood related products.