For those in the food industry, whether you're a producer, trader or distributor, having the right certification can have a significant impact on your business. One often used certification in the food business is SQF – a certification program administered by the Safe Quality Food Institute. This program is an all-inclusive "food safety and quality management certification system" and can be applied to everyone in the food industry from farmers to those in the packaging solutions business.
Five star restaurants and corner delis may be worlds apart when it comes to their menus, but they have one thing in common: the need for safe and sanitary food product packaging. Much like the medical and pharmaceutical industries, the food industry has strict guidelines with which packaging companies must comply in order to package food items for consumption. Additionally, some packaging companies voluntarily adhere to stricter, third-party administered quality control standards in order to further assure clients that their quality specifications can be met on an ongoing basis.
Plastic Ingenuity’s Cross Plans, WI and Mazomanie, WI facilities have recently received SQF, level three certification. The SQF (Safe Quality Food) program is a leading global food safety and quality certification and management system, designed to meet the needs of buyers and suppliers. The program provides independent certification that a supplier’s food safety and quality management systems comply with international and domestic food safety regulations. This enables suppliers to assure customers that food has been produced, processed, prepared, and finally, handled according to the highest possible standards, at all levels of the supply chain.