Hartford, WI — ProAmpac, LLC’s Hartford, WI, plant has achieved SQF certification, according to the supplier. It is the company’s 10th facility to receive the global food safety designation.
“This is one more step in ProAmpac’s commitment to provide food-safe packaging to our customers from multiple facilities,” says CCO Adam Grose. “Certification is driven by an increasing demand from food and pet food customers responding to market pressure and regulations.”
Recognized as one of the most rigorous and comprehensive food safety and quality standards worldwide, according to ProAmpac, the certification is issued by the Global Food Safety Initiative and requires establishing of a comprehensive food safety program through every step of the supply chain.
“To become an SQF certified site, the Hartford facility’s cross disciplinary Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) team worked over the course of 10 months, with support from Hartford plant employees, teams in other facilities, as well as corporate functions,” says Ryan Fischer, the facility’s director of administration and team lead on the SQF certification.
The company developed an 11-part HACCP plan, two policy statements, 16 programs and 22 new procedures as part of the certification process, he explains.