Safe Food Is Our Business.

We offer a full service solution to your Food Safety Challenges


We are passionately committed to providing solutions that lead to safe food.

To Inspire a safe food culture worldwide.

When it comes to our people and the way we work, we possess six core values. We demand the highest accountability and integrity from our professionals. We are committed to being efficient through demonstrating expertise and competency. We are constantly seeking new innovations by proactively anticipating the future and driving towards it. We have a passion for what we do. And finally, we are committed to customer service and constantly surpassing our customers’ expectations.


At Safe Food Alliance we realize that, in order to cultivate a high level of consumer confidence, food processing companies must maintain the highest of standards in food safety and quality. With over 100 years of experience in the food industry, we are uniquely qualified to ensure every food processor creates clean and safe food.

Safe Food Alliance is a technical service provider focused on addressing the needs of the food industry. As consumers, regulators, and retailers continue to further advance food safety, we help companies become more proactive in their facility practices in order to meet the needs of the industry. Safe Food Alliance offers a full suite of food safety services to growers, packers, processors, and food manufacturers to aid in their efforts to maintain the highest standards in food safety. Partner with a food safety company who cares about your business.


Safe Food Alliance was founded in October 3, 2016 as a sister organization to DFA of California.

DFA of California is a non-profit trade association, DFA was founded in 1908 as the Dried Fruit Association and provided commodity inspection services to dried fruit and tree nut processors.

As DFA expanded their capabilities beyond quality inspection and grew to service new commodities, they entered a transitional period during which they were known as the American Council for Food Safety and Quality. The company has since grown to a full-service food safety organization with over a century of experience in the industry, and have created a new business segment known today as Safe Food Alliance, which manages all of the food safety services. The letters “DFA” no longer carry any specific meaning, but were kept as an homage to their rich history. DFA of California serves their dried fruit, tree nut, and kindred product members in the services of commodity inspection, Red Seal Certificates, Arbitration, and the Export Trading Company.

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