The Food Packaging facility in Pennsylvania, US, had a full-day audit where it was evaluated based on the AIB’s Consolidated Standards for Inspection relating to Food Contact Packaging Manufacturing Facilities.
The facility produces cake circles and pads for use with bakery items, among other food-related items.
“Since our products are ultimately in contact with food, we go to great lengths to ensure we are providing clean, safe products to our customers,” said Deborah Long, quality manager, Menasha Packaging.
“Recognition from the AIB assures our customers we have policies and procedures in place around food safety and quality.”
Each year, the AIB revamps its rules and Good Manufacturing Processes criteria based on current federal guidelines and industry best practices.
Passing the audit confirms a facility has good manufacturing processes in place can provide clean, food-safe packaging products.
AIB auditors evaluate the following areas: Operational Methods and Personnel Practices, Maintenance for Food Safety, Cleaning Practices, Integrated Pest Management, and Adequacy of Prerequisite and Food Safety Programs.