Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Commitment to Quality in the Food and Beverage Industry

With all of the recent news surrounding contaminated and unsafe food hitting store shelves, it is more important than ever to ensure that proper food safety standards and requirements are in place. One option for monitoring food safety is quality certifications such as the SQF code.

SQF certification is administered by an independent agency, Eagle Food Registrations, Inc. In order to be certified, companies must submit to regular audits that check for overall cleanliness and quality in manufacturing facilities.

General Plastic Extrusions, a Wisconsin-based food packaging manufacturer registered for this distinction and is SQF Level 2 certified. The certification covers our range of food-grade packaging materials and flexible film products. To keep this certification, GPE must undergo annual audits to make sure we are maintaining a safe operation for food packaging and film.

Having a food packaging provider that is SQF certified to Level 2 helps food manufacturers in the selection process because they can rest assured that the packaging will not impact their product integrity. Keeping food safe from outside contamination is vital to building consumer trust, and will help the success of the brand. Within the food processing supply chain, there are many areas of vulnerability. This is why it’s so important to choose a food-grade packaging provider that is regularly audited for quality and cleanliness.

For more information on GPE’s commitment to quality in all areas of our flexible packaging operations, please visit us online. Feel free to follow us on Twitter for additional industry updates and company information.