Our team at CIFT is driven by the goal of helping small businesses achieve their business goals. NOSH Butters, is a craft nut butter manufacturer. Founded by Sam and Laura Trohman in 2018, NOSH Butters started as a modest venture with limited experience in the food manufacturing industry. However, they had a dream of growing their business.
When NOSH Butters aimed to expand their market presence, they encountered a significant challenge: acquiring GFSI certification, a requirement by many retail buyers. Recognizing the importance of this certification, they decided on SQF certification and partnered with Eagle Certification Group as their certifying body.
Connected through Eagle’s Resource Provider Program Database, NOSH sought assistance from CIFT to ensure they were fully prepared for their initial certification audit. Our Food Safety and Operations Program Manager, Stacy Vernon, conducted a gap assessment to evaluate NOSH’s compliance with the stringent SQF code. Stacy assisted and coached the NOSH team through the development and implementation of essential programs.
In the final stretch before their certification audit, Stacy conducted a comprehensive internal audit, addressing any remaining gaps and ensuring NOSH was well-prepared. The culmination of NOSH Butters’ hard work and dedication came to fruition during the audit, where they achieved an Excellent rating.
“Achieving SQF certification is a daunting task, especially for a small business like ours. With the help of CIFT, we were able to direct our time and resources more efficiently in order to successfully develop and implement the SQF programs our business needed. As a result, we’re a much stronger business with a reliable food safety culture that has established a more trusting relationship with our customers. Without CIFT, we would have been throwing darts blindfolded. They were instrumental in our success with SQF certification.”
-Sam and Laura Trohman – NOSH Butter Founders
NOSH Butters’ success story is a testament to the power of passion, perseverance, and collaboration. Their journey, from a small batch manufacturer to an SQF-certified business, showcases the transformative impact of dedication and expertise. We are proud of our partnership and NOSH Butters’ achievement, and we continue to support businesses like theirs, helping small businesses overcome and meet the challenges they need to grow.