MARION, OHIO — Food safety is a pillar for Wyandot Snacks, and that shines through in its recent appointment of SQF Level 3 certification. But the standards don’t stop there; with a culture of continuous improvement, the co-manufacturer of better-for-you snacks is always upping its game. “It used to be that Level 2 was such a high bar, but now, Level 2 is often the minimum level required by brand holders and retailers,” said said Rob Sarlls, president and chief executive officer, Wyandot. Level 3 certification is a defining quality for the type of better-for-you snack production Wyandot wants to be known for. “It builds trust and affirms our commitment to customers and consumers alike,” said Mike Wells, senior vice-president, operations, Wyandot. “It also reflects engagement at all levels of the company, from the board to the manufacturing floor. Our entire food safety and quality system — from formulation to material ordering through processing, packaging and shipping — is covered in the scope of the SQF ­audit process.” A co-manufacturer often sets the baseline for food safety and quality protocols on the standards of its most stringent customer. For example, Wyandot’s toddler...