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CINCINNATI (March 1, 2021) – ProAmpac, a global leader in flexible packaging, announced today that five additional facilities have been certified to the Safe Quality Food (SQF) program, a global farm-to-fork initiative recognized by retailers, brand owners, and food service organizations as one of the most rigorous and comprehensive food safety and quality standards in the world.
The five newly SQF-certified ProAmpac facilities are Appleton, Wis.; Cary, Ill.; Richmond, Quebec City; Rochester, N.Y.; Wrightstown, Wis.
With today’s announcement, 18 ProAmpac facilities now hold SQF certification issued through the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), which requires the establishment of a rigorous, comprehensive food safety program through every step of the supply chain.
“Our SQF certifications provide customers assurances that they will receive the same packaging made in adherence to the same quality systems from multiple plants throughout the ProAmpac network,” said Corey Peterson, director of quality.
“These SQF achievements are just one part of our commitment to business continuity, ensuring standard quality and production redundancy across multiple facilities. If an interruption occurs in one region, ProAmpac is positioned to continue supplying from a facility in another area,” added Robert Manning, vice president of quality.
“Quality is much more than certifications,” said Kristen Baines, director of quality. “Our goal is to instill quality and food safety as core competencies of every employee,” she added.
“To become an SQF certified site, each facility’s cross-disciplinary Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) team worked together for months, enlisting help and buy-in from all plant employees, as well people in other facilities and various corporate functions,” Manning explained.
“ProAmpac has become recognized for its collaborative innovation, and its ProActive Sustainability®. We’re emphasizing a third characteristic of ProAmpac, reliability which emanates from a commitment to quality, as represented by these SQF certifications,” said Adam Grose, chief commercial officer.
Established in 2015, ProAmpac has grown to 36 sites globally, with nearly 4,800 employees supplying more than 5,000 customers in 90 countries. Such expansion has been accompanied by increased recognition by and certifications from multiple global authorities, such as International Organization for Standardization (ISO); GFSI’s SQF and BRC food certifications, as well as other organizations. The full list of quality certifications appears on the ProAmpac website.
ProAmpac is a leading global flexible packaging company with a comprehensive product offering, providing creative packaging solutions, industry-leading customer service and award-winning innovation to a diverse global marketplace. ProAmpac’s approach to sustainability – ProActive Sustainability® – provides innovative sustainable flexible packaging products to help our customers achieve their sustainability goals. We are guided in our work by four core values that are the basis for our success: Integrity, Intensity, Innovation, and Involvement. Cincinnati-based ProAmpac is owned by Pritzker Private Capital along with management and co-investors. For more information, visit ProAmpac.com or contact Media@ProAmpac.com.
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