At Berner, we understand that quality and safety go hand in hand. We are dedicated to providing safe, high-quality product and take that responsibility very seriously. All of our facilities are SQF Level III certified and our quality staff upholds a high level of expectations to keep those ratings day in and day out. When it comes to your product’s quality, we focus on your standard taste and flavor profile, as well as meeting your label standards. Our sensory testing ensures your product has the proper qualities—does it have an appealing color and appearance, does it tastes good, is there enough salt, and a good mouthfeel? The result is a better tasting, more consumer-pleasing product, as proven by focus groups results—most consumers prefer the taste, texture, quality, and consistency of Berner products.
With over 70 years of operational excellence, Berner provides consistency and reliability you can depend on. We pride ourselves on meeting your expectations, which has helped us become one of the largest, most successful producers of retort products in North America. Our proven reliability allows you to meet industry trends and give your consumers exactly what they want in terms of ingredients, organoleptic qualities, and taste and wellness trends.
Quality needs to be considered throughout the formulation and manufacturing process, in order to remain a constant. That’s why our Quality Assurance and Food Safety teams work hand-in-hand with our Research and Development team, from beginning to end. We utilize a ‘stage-gate’ new product development process, where each ‘gate’ is a step in the process. The QA and R&D teams work closely together to assess any potential risks while developing and manufacturing any new product, reformulation, or new ingredient changes.
No one does dairy quite like we do! Our unique relationship with a local dairy allows us to exclusively use producer milk straight from the farm—never more than 4 hours old, and sourced within a 14-mile radius, the freshest dairy products make your product the freshest it can be.