Safe and sound for Transcontinental Capri
By Canadian Packaging staffFood Safety Flexibles Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) National Sanitation Foundation Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 3 certification Safe Quality Food Institute TC Transcontinental Transcontinental Capri
Transcontinental Capri earns SQF Level 3 certification.
Montreal—Transcontinental Capri, a flexible packaging supplier in Clinton, Mo., has received its Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 3 certification—an audit standard compliant with Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) requirements, established by the Safe Quality Food Institute.
The aim of this program is to provide consumers an assurance of food safety all the way through the food supply chain by implementing robust and documented food safety control mechanisms.
To earn this certification, holders are bound by contract to implement robust food safety control systems, validate their effectiveness and monitor them on an ongoing basis. The program requires a long implementation process and takes place in stages (desk audit, physical audit, review). Once the SQF code is assigned, an auditor from the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) confirms the implementation of control procedures related to the certification level achieved as well as the accuracy of related documents.
“I am really proud of our people at Transcontinental Capri and their hard work to provide consumers with a quality product that is very safe,” says Transcontinental president of printing and packaging Brian Reid. “The SQF Level 3 certification confirms to employees, suppliers, customers and the industry that food packaging safety and quality are and will always be essential to TC Transcontinental.”
Transcontinental Inc., known as TC Transcontinental, is Canada’s largest printer, with operations in print and digital media, publishing and flexible packaging, creating products and services that allow businesses to attract, reach and retain their target customers. Transcontinental has over 8,500 employees in Canada and the U.S., with 2014 revenues of CDN$2.1-billion in 2014. Company information can be found at www.tc.tc.