Great American Packaging gets high marks on food safety audit
Great American Packaging has received the highest rating possible on the recently completed IFS PACsecure audit, a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognized food safety certification program.
The audit is designed to assure packaging companies comply with standards that are in place to ensure the quality and safety of all packaging materials that come into contact with food.
“Since founding GAP more than 50 years ago, we’ve been leveraging and expanding our capabilities and commitment to meet the needs of our food manufacturing customers across a broad range of fresh and frozen food applications including bakery, frozen meats, vegetables and meals, fresh produce, snack foods and more.” said Beth Smith, director of marketing. “This near perfect food safety audit score is one of the many ways we put this commitment into action.”
The audit represents a rigorous evaluation process to ensure companies like GAP have well-documented and implemented food safety practices enterprise-wide. These processes are critical to verify that employees across the company maintain food safety standards and ensure food manufacturing companies diminish their risks of contamination, and keep their products safe for consumer consumption.
This food safety certification is an important building block of GAP’s strong service culture. Backing its commitment as the How We Serve You Matters Most brand, GAP also recently rolled-out a three-to-five-year plan for continued lean enterprise implementation. This includes streamlining processes, ensuring on-time delivery, reducing setup times and equipping employees with the resources and training they need to drive operational efficiencies that ultimately improve the customer experience and value.
“Our goal is to provide our customers the highest levels of excellence in our products and services,” Smith said. “We’re committed to the success of the growing companies we serve. For food manufacturers, this is more than just putting food safety first. It’s making sure that from design to delivery, we are putting to work our expertise in custom, flexible packaging solutions in everything we do, every single day.”
Located in Los Angeles, Great American Packaging extrudes, prints and converts custom, flexible packaging solutions for food, ice, medical, consumer and other industries. The team leverages a vertically integrated manufacturing process to customize a wide variety of poly bags and film.