To ensure that strict compliance with worldwide food and pharmaceutical manufacturers that meets internationally recognized food safety requirements, Beneco Packaging/SoOpak.com (Brampton, Ontario) a leading North American offset and custom packaging specialist, has added a number of key new certifications and initiatives for its paperboard packaging clients. In December, the company once again earned the coveted International Featured Standard (IFS) certification and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) certification. In addition, the packaging specialist is IFS PACsecure certified, which incorporates a robust HACCP and GFSI program. Beneco Packaging/SoOpak.com is also audited through SAI Global – an internationally recognized auditing company that offers a strategic and integrated approach to standards. These certifications and programs also mean that Beneco Packaging/SoOpak.com has successfully passed a rigorous food safety auditing process and certifies that its manufacturing facility is compliant with HACCP food-safety regulations.
“We are very proud of all of the important initiatives and programs we’ve undertaken for our customers, especially those in the pharmaceutical and food-packaging markets,” said Carol (YaJun) Jiang, President and Founder of Beneco Packaging/SoOpakK.com. “These constant efforts recognize our team’s ability to provide the utmost in safety, transparency and social responsibility. Our goal is to constantly offer our customers innovative packaging with the highest quality standards. Every product needs to be packaged in a safe container. These new certifications and initiatives provide trust in our print process for our clients and the consumer.”
IFS PACsecure certification is one of the world’s leading food safety standards for primary and secondary packaging materials. To earn this certification, Beneco demonstrated that its processes and products comply with global packaging materials safety standards – notably in terms of maintenance, hygiene, traceability, management commitment and food defense. International Featured Standard (IFS) Food certification ensures the safety and quality of food products and production processes. Earning another IFS certificate demonstrates that Beneco understands the need for food safety and the stringent regulations and laws for food products, is operating at the highest quality standards, and underscores its commitment to meet and exceed the expectations of its customers. HACCP certification recognizes that a food business has developed, documented and implemented systems and procedures in accordance with HACCP. To gain certification, Beneco was required to undergo an audit or assessment of its food safety, as well as HACCP policies and procedures.