Re-Inventing Cream Cheese

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Manufacturing Excellence

Commitment to Manufacturing Excellence, Food Safety and Food Quality, Continuous Improvement and Sustainability

Our recipe for delicious, high quality and safe products is responsibly sourcing the freshest milk and cream from local dairy farmers, state-of-the-art dairy manufacturing, and a continuous chain of control.

Franklin Foods Production Quality Assurance

At Franklin Foods, we highly value each member of our production team and take pride in manufacturing award-winning products. This begins with a production facility that is safe and team members that are continually trained in the most up-to-date food safety and food quality practices. Our production facility meets and exceeds state, federal, and international guidelines for dairy processing. 

Franklin Foods Quality Assurance

Franklin Foods produces a full-line of cream cheese based products that begin with only the freshest milk and ingredients, and then are produced under Safe Quality Foods (SQF), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Vermont Department of Agriculture, and Arizona Department of Agriculture guidelines, providing product safety and batch-to-batch consistency.



Certified Safe Quality Foods (SQF) 2000 Level 3 - Highest Level

Franklin Foods products are produced under strict Safe Quality Foods (SQF) 2000 Level-3 guidelines. This designation demonstrates comprehensive quality management systems development and practices, including:

  • Rigorous training, instruction and individual certification for receiving, manufacturing, warehousing, shipping and maintenance.
  • Thorough three-day, on-site audit that evaluates quality programs and procedures while monitoring receiving, production, warehousing and distribution processes.

SQF overview:

  • The SQF 2000 Level 3 Certification is the highest level possile for food safety and food quality and is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), who's aim is, "safe food for consumers everywhere."
  • The Safe Quality Food Institute (SQF) is a division of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), established to administer the SQF Program, a leading, global foods safety and quality certification management system.
  • The SQF Program provides independent certification that a suppliers' food safety and food quality management system complies with international and domestic food safety regulations.
  • The certification enables suppliers to assure their customers that the food has been produced, processed, prepared and handled according to the highest possible standards, at all levels of the supply chain.

FDA Approved Hazzard Analysis and Crtitcal Control Point (HACCP) Program

Under the comprehensive FDA-approved HACCP program, our manufacturing processes are monitored from the point of receiving ingredients until the time finished products leave our shipping department.

Continuous Improvement

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Program

Total Productive Maintenance is a team-based series of processes that ensures all equipment in a production process is always able to perform its required duties so that production is never interrupted, thus maximizing OEE performance, eliminating downtime and increasing plant efficiency. 

5S Program

5S is a workplace organization method that uses a list of five words: Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain. The list describes how to organize a work space for efficiency and effectiveness by identifying and storing items used, maintaining the area and items, and sustaining the new order. Source Wikipedia.

ReposiTrak Compliance & Risk Management Supplier Solution

Automation of supplier documentation at corporate, facility and item levels. 


Beginning on the dairy farm, the milk from cows contains over 90% water. The milk is transformed into cream cheese. A natural bi-product of the production process is whey. The whey is naturally processed and the resulting "sugar water" is returned back to the dairy farm and used to boost cow feed with extra nutrition, thus reducing the amount of outside feed farmers need to purchase. 

Our Trusted Brands

  • All Seasons Kitchen
  • Greek Cream Cheese
  • Lombardi's Bakers Cheese
  • Lombardi's
  • Hahn's Yogurt and Cream Cheese Spread
  • Green Mountain Farms
  • Hahn's Bakers Cheese
  • Hahn's

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