Azteca Milling’s Quality Assurance Department is committed to using their professional expertise to support the company’s goal of providing only the highest quality products to our customers. QA is an integral part of all phases of corn masa flour production – from the earliest phase of collaborating with farmers on seeds and farming methods to continuous product testing to ensure quality.
We are proud of our state-of-the-art processing equipment and of our certifications and achievements. Our plants comply with the certification standards necessary to certify our corn masa flour as Kosher. Azteca Milling is the first corn milling company in the United States to achieve and maintain ISO 9002 certification since 1996. We also received the American Institute of Baking certification in 1991. In March 2002, Azteca Milling achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification, a new designation only given to those companies who meet the world´s highest standards of manufacturing and quality assurance practices.
As it has been the case since 1996, the company is now moving forward with the latest Food Safety/Security initiatives by certifying in record time the second largest Corn Milling plant in Evansville, Indiana which is now close to go through the first yearly audit to comply with GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) under the SQF certification (Safe Quality Foods) which raises the standard for food manufacturing to a much higher level by including comprehensive programs through enhanced HACCP implementation, besides including important food safety/security aspects.
Azteca Milling has an aggressive plan to certify SQF all six manufacturing facilities through 2013 and mid-2014, to date, the two biggest plants, Evansville, Indiana and Plainview, Texas which is the biggest in the world, are certified.
As well, the company has two plants certified ORGANIC operations, that currently are ISO-9000 certified, all the plants are audited by AIB new standard as well as holding Kosher certifications, continuing with the health awareness demanded by the public, the company is also producing whole grain flours.
Equally, Azteca Milling is following very closely any new implementations and requirements dictated by the new FDA modernization act.