Awards & Recognitions

Sandridge Food Corporation is pleased to have earned the awards, third party certifications and accomplishments listed below. These have all been made possible thanks to Sandridge’s team of dedicated, hard working employees.

Evolution in Manufacturing (2016) — Sandridge was acknowledged by Smart Business magazine for their their ability to adapt to retailer and consumer demands calling for fresher food products by investing in two High Pressure Processing (HPP) lines, the first in 2010 and the second in 2013.

GFS® U.S. Brand Partner Award (2014) – Sandridge received this award for excellence in service metrics and outstanding vision and implementation of GFS’s branding strategies.

Progressive Grocer’s Editors’ Pick Award (2014) – Layered Selections(R), an innovative and fresh prepared food product line from Sandridge, received this award, which is the Food Industry’s most esteemed new retail product recognition award. It was evaluated out of 500 retail product entries and chosen for its “fresh taste, great flavors, ease of use, and bold, colorful packaging.”

GFS® Cornerstone Partner Award (2013) – Sandridge received this award for excelling in service metrics and exemplifing strategic distinction through extraodinary efforts.

Excellence in Innovation (2012) – Sandridge was recognized by Prepared Foods magazine for its new line of Ancient Grain Salads.

Medina County Safety Awards (2011)

  • 100% Awards, no lost time injury or illness in 2011
  • Group Awards, best safety record within a group of like companies
  • Special Awards, for outstanding effort in safety by operating without a lost time accident for at least 500,000 hours and at least six months

Resolution from the Ohio House of Representatives (Dec. 13, 2011)

Edison Award – Crystal Award (2011) – from Center for Innovative Food Technology as a winner in the Edison Center Awards for Excellence

RFFR All-Star Team (2011) – Grand Slam Winner, Meat Spread & Salad Category

Evolution in Manufacturing (2011) — Sandridge was acknowledged by Smart Business magazine for its forward thinking, great tasting products and innovative food safety solutions.

Refrigerated Foods Processor of the Year (2010) — Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine presented this inaugural award to Sandridge, recognizing several key attributes that stand out among food manufacturers across the U.S. including the “Fresh Initiative” with Giant Eagle, High Pressure Processing, retail products, food safety and sustainability.

Category Captains Award – Deli Category (2010) — Sandridge won a Category Captain Award in the deli category from Progressive Grocer magazine.

Category Colonel – Fresh Soup Category (2010 & 2009) — Sandridge is the recipient of a Category Colonel Award in the fresh soup category from Refrigerated & Frozen Foods Retailer magazine.

Sustainability – Environmental Improvement Award (2010) — Sandridge Food Corporation received a 2010 Medina County Business Awards. Honored in the “Sustainability – Environmental Improvement” category, this designation recognizes Sandridge as a Medina County company that implements strategies for long-term sustainability and adopts behaviors and practices to secure our environmental future.

GFS® Cornerstone Partner Award (2010) — Sandridge was presented a Cornerstone Partner Award from GFS for exceptional achievements in supply chain and customer relationships. It is the most prestigious accolade GFS presents to its vendors.

Fleet of the Year (2010) — MDS, Inc. has won Food Logistics’ Fleet of the Year award. This designation recognizes MDS, Inc. for its quick-response delivery, unparalleled customer service and commitment to reducing its carbon footprint.

Innovation in Business “Visionary” (2010) — Sandridge Food Corporation received an Innovation in Business Award from Smart Business magazine, honoring Mark D. Sandridge, Chief Executive Officer, in the “Visionary” category. This award is given to business leaders and organizations that have demonstrated a history of innovative ideas throughout their careers or have developed cutting-edge processes or products.

Ohio Proud — Sandridge is pleased to be an Ohio Proud partner. Ohio Proud is a program through the Ohio Department of Agriculture that identifies and promotes food and agricultural products raised, grown or processed right here in Ohio.

Editors’ Pick Awards (2010) — Sandridge Food Corporation’s Café Style Fresh Soups, 1st & Main Deli Salads and Holiday Product Line have been honored as recipients of three Progressive Grocer Editors’ Pick Awards, a prestigious award given annually to the best new consumer products in recognition of their innovation, packaging and merchandising.

Safe Quality Food Level 2 Food Manufacturer (2009) — Sandridge attained certification as a Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 2 Food Manufacturer by the independent certifying body, SAI Global. Sandridge was awarded an Excellent (E) Rating of 97.83%, the highest level of compliance for its exemplary commitment to internationally recognized food safety standards.

Vendor of the Year (2010 & 2009) — Cleveland Food Dealers Association recognized Sandridge as their 2010 Vendor of the Year for outstanding customer service. In addition, Troyer’s Foods named Sandridge Vendor of the Year in 2009 for its unparalleled dedication to excellent customer service.

Food Plant of the Year (2009) — Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine awarded Sandridge as the Food Plant of the Year for its exceptional achievements in people safety and productivity.

GFS® VIP Award (2001 – 2009) — Sandridge has received the VIP award from GFS for eight consecutive years for its continued commitment to exemplary customer service.

Giant Eagle President’s Award (2009) — Sandridge has earned this award from Giant Eagle for its outstanding achievement in the Fresh Initiative.

Enhanced Sustainability — A good steward of community resources, Sandridge continuously explores opportunities to increase sustainability. The company recycles 60 percent of total waste and has plans in place to become a “zero waste” manufacturer.

On-time Deliveries & Fulfillment — Sandridge has its own fleet of trucks, providing unsurpassed customer service with a 99.8 percent fulfillment rate and 99.2 percent rate of on-time deliveries.