Harlan Foods subject matter experts work directly with our retail customer liaisons to create and test new products and formulations, and to assure that superior quality systems are firmly in place.
We recognize that innovation happens by changing the way you look at situations. Our team often looks beyond the food industry for inspiration, know-how and emerging tools.
While disruptive innovation is part of our culture and in our Food Professional's DNA, there is another equally important focus we refer to as incremental innovation. Incremental innovation is the hourly, daily and weekly hunt for improved ways to operate, communicate and collaborate.
Disruptive innovation is exciting. Incremental innovation is powerful.
We know that when the consumer shares the products we make with family and friends, that experience fuels brand value.It is our mission and mandate to ensure that the food we deliver strengthens the bond between the brand, the retailer and the consumer.
Harlan recently devised and launched an innovative standards-based program which incorporates best-practices associated with every aspect of sourcing, development, planning, manufacturing and logistics.
This program, called SAFE stands for Standards-Based, Accountability Driven, Food Excellence. SAFE is an overarching program which touches every aspect of what Harlan does on behalf of its retail clients and ensures that the products Harlan makes meet the exacting standards of the end consumer.
Harlan's R&D labs are state-of-the-art and staffed with experienced and certified subject matter experts. Harlan delivers the art of the possible through science and best-practice systems.
Our Quality Control team rigorously monitors every aspect of our supply chain. We audit and test raw ingredients as well as semi and finished products to ensure consistent quality product performance.
We conduct regular FSMA driven self-audits and SQF inspections as an ongoing part of our quality control program. Each of these audits also includes SAFE performance standards. Each employee, production team, production line, department and plant must conform to SAFE's exacting standards in order to achieve Harlan's Center of Excellence (COE) status.