OUR COMMITMENT TO FOOD SAFETY
Our commitment to food safety is a benchmark in the packaging industry.
In support of food packagers’ supplier verification programs and the requirements set forth by pending Food Safety Modernization Act legislation, Conwed proactively shares vital elements producers and packers should review when evaluating food safety programs for mesh packaging.
By communicating the “Top 8 components of an exceptional Food Safety Program™” Conwed provides a reliable benchmark for producers and packers to complete an informed risk- assessment of their current or potential mesh packaging suppliers.
The Food Safety Program at Conwed is HACCP based, deploying preventive measures for physical, chemical and biological contamination. Conwed also has its food safety program audited regularly for compliance by a third party.
Contact our team for further details about our commitment to Food Safety and let us collaborate on your next packaging project.
THE TOP 8 COMPONENTS OF AN EXCEPTIONAL FOOD SAFETY PROGRAM™
1. PROCESS SANITIZATION PROGRAM
The supplier ensures its production and manufacturing environment is effectively sanitized to prevent any potential contamination.
2. FOREIGN MATERIAL CONTROL
This process prevents raw materials and finished goods from coming in contact with potentially hazardous foreign materials (e.g. oil, chemicals).
3. THIRD PARTY INSPECTION PEST MANAGEMENT PLAN
This effort is recommended to guarantee an environment free of pests and pest excrement. Pest management professionals are utilized to develop, implement, and monitor an effective plan.
4. PRODUCT ADULTERATION PREVENTION PROGRAM
The supplier must have a system to protect raw material and finished goods from tampering during production, storage, and transit.
5. PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION AND TRACEABILITY
This component makes sure a supplier implements a system for tracking the location of finished goods in the event a product recall is required.
6. RECALL / RELEASE PROGRAM
Suppliers must have a detailed plan for the effective recall of any goods identified as defective post-shipment.
7. INTERNAL & EXTERNAL CALIBRATION PROGRAM
A reliable supplier must guarantee the accuracy of all systems and monitoring devices utilized to measure the products’ fitness for use.
8. VENDOR APPROVAL PROGRAM
It is essential to validate suppliers’ food safety standards and specifications. It helps producers and packers determine how their suppliers rate in food safety.