PACsecure is a new solution for food packaging manufacturers to achieve HACCP compliance.
HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point), the international protocol long used by the global food and beverage industry, has been prevalent in the food industry for years, but it has primarily applied to food processors. Now many North American retailers, packaged goods companies, and food manufacturers are requesting HACCP compliance from their supply chains as another method of controlling food safety. However, this new flow-down requirement can be a challenge for suppliers who have not had to implement HACCP before.
To specifically address this challenge within the food packaging industry, The Packaging Association (PAC) worked with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and a broad group of industry representatives to develop their own solution. The result was PACsecure, a set of voluntary food packaging safety standards designed to help packaging converters harmonize with HACCP. Currently, the program contains specialized standards that apply to flexible plastic, rigid plastic and paper packaging; glass and metal packaging standards are in development.
PAC has approved Intertek as a third-party audit provider for PACsecure. Intertek is a globally-recognized management systems certification body, and our testing laboratories provide a wide range of services for all types of packaging materials. With this deep industry expertise and our business-focused approach, we will deliver validated audit results that address your specific needs as a packaging converter.
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