Main Street Ingredients: Achieves SQF 2000 Certification

Media Contact: Corrie Ziehm, Marketing & Communications (608) 781-2345,

La Crosse, WI – Main Street Ingredients recently announced that they have achieved SQF 2000 Certification putting the company in direct compliance with the food industry’s Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) guidelines.

MSI Director of Operations, Shawn Wegner, says of the achievement, “This was a crucial step for our company to make. Food safety is largely the number one issue on the minds of our customers and their direct consumers. By completing this auditing process, we have established that we are willing to have an element of transparency and stand behind the value of our ingredients and services.”

About Main Street Ingredients

Main Street Ingredients is a leader in providing high quality food ingredients to the dairy, nutritional and food processing industries. Applications include ice cream, frozen desserts, cheese, bakery, nutritional beverages, confections, and more. In January of 2011 Main Street Ingredients joined the Canadian dairy cooperative Agropur. The corporate office and manufacturing facilities remain located in La Crosse, WI with distribution outlets across North America. In addition to providing innovative concepts to private-label nutritional customers worldwide, Main Street is recognized for its functional brands Keystone®, Cornerstone®, Capstone®, and Gemstone. Main Street Ingredient’s manufacturing facility is USDA Grade A, rated superior by the American Institute of Baking, certified by GMA-SAFE, GMP certified by NSF, Kosher compliant and certified Organic. For more information, visit us at

About Agropur

Founded in 1938, Agropur cooperative is a Canadian dairy industry leader. With $3.6 billion in sales, the cooperative is a source of pride for its 3,349 dairy producer shareholders and 5,700 employees. Agropur processes over 3 billion liters of milk annually across 27 plants in Canada, the United States and Argentina and offers an impressive array of products, including popular brands such as Natrel, Sealtest, Oka, Québon and Island Farms. For more information, visit