Press Release

Prestigious Food Safety Award Bestowed to SCS Global Services’ Heena Patel

SQFI Names Ms. Patel “Auditor of the Year” at International Conference

Worldwide certification body SCS Global Services (SCS) is pleased to announce that the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI) has named Heena Patel, SCS’ Technical Director for Supply Chain Food Safety Audit Services, “SQFI Auditor of the Year.” The announcement was made at the SQF International Conference held this week in Indianapolis, IN. Ms. Patel received the accolade for her “outstanding commitment, support, and performance” in endorsing and improving the SQFI program and mission around the globe.

“It is a true honor to be recognized as SQFI Auditor of the Year,” said Ms. Patel, who attended the award ceremony on November 3. “The SQF scheme provides a valuable roadmap for companies seeking to meet the highest food safety standards. I am pleased to be able to do my part to help our customers achieve their food safety goals.”

Ms. Patel has more than two decades of experience in the areas of quality assurance, process improvement, auditing, microbiology, and sanitation, and has helped build SCS’ food safety program for nearly 15 years.  In her current role at SCS, Ms. Patel oversees all company audit activities related to SQF, as well as audits under the British Retail Consortium (BRC) program, another Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) scheme.

Stan Rhodes, SCS founder and CEO, said, “We are very proud of Heena’s accomplishment.  She has been deeply dedicated to improving food safety throughout her career, with a passion for food safety that is infectious.  Heena and our entire food safety team are doing an exceptional job in providing comprehensive food safety audits, helping to reduce consumer risk and protect businesses.”   

About SCS Global Services:

SCS Global Services (SCS) has been providing global leadership in third-party quality, environmental and sustainability verification, certification, auditing, testing, and standards development for three decades. Its programs span a cross-section of industries, recognizing achievements in green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, forestry, power generation retail, and more.  SCS is a chartered benefit corporation, reflecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices.

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Lesley Sykes

Lesley Sykes

Manager, Sustainable Agriculture