Food Safety Is Everyone’s Business
The global food supply chain is becoming stricter these days as there is more pressure by customers and distribution to ensure the safety of their product. The FSSC 22000 (Food Safety System Certification ) http://www.fssc22000.com was just awarded its 10,000th certificate and covers over 100 licensed certification bodies around the world. This is no doubt due to the fact that people are increasingly concerned about the potential effects on human health and the environment and as a result are demanding compliance with food safety issues.
Many of our food manufacturers and growers require their packaging suppliers to be certified by a global standard such as GFSI, also called the Global Food Safety Initiative.
These standards require the packagers and/or distributors to show that they have a food safety system in place and they are following the rules outlined by HACCP and as part of the ongoing certification process, packagers using the FSSC 22000 scheme must demonstrate they have knowledge of the regulations affecting the product in the “destination” country.
Packaging companies will be expected to prove their food safety compliance since their product will inevitably affect the quality of the finished product.
We at Clute Packaging Systems Ltd. have aligned ourselves with suppliers that have both the experience and the qualified staff to work with QA, as well as regulatory and purchasing departments.