Sargento Foods’ North Sioux City, S.D., plant became certified to the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) with an “A” rating from the British Retail Consortium (BRC), demonstrating excellence in both food safety and quality operations. In addition to the North Sioux City plant, Sargento’s plants in Hilbert, Kiel and Plymouth, Wis., each received GFSI certification in 2009, and has maintained their “A” status during annual audits. Meanwhile, Tillamook County Creamery Association, Tillamook, Ore., received Level 2 certification under GFSI for its production facilities in Boardman and Tillamook, Ore., in August and October, respectively.