First-ever HAACP-certification for an Ontario independent corrugator and converter.
December 17, 2012
by Canadian Packaging Staff
In December 2012, Moore Packaging Corporation of Barrie, Ont. became HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points)-certified to the PACsecure standard of safe, accurate and hygienic food-grade packaging production.
As an added bonus, Moore Packaging is the first independent corrugated packaging operation in Ontario to earn the the HACCP-certification.
Following six months of facility improvements, operational changes, employee training and process implementation, a formal audit on October 31, 2012 resulted in a highly-positive compliance and performance evaluation by the PACsecure auditor. The entire Moore operation was immediately recommended for HACCP-certification, with official confirmation arriving on December 20.
According to Robb Abernethy, quality manager and ‘coach’ of Moore’s certification team: “From every aspect including hygiene, packaging security, employee commitment, safe operation and proper handling, HACCP-certification has added another ‘block of quality assurance’ which builds upon the ISO standards we have met for years.”
Describing the significance of certification, Moore Packaging president Dan Faber states, “Moore has always been a company that tries to get better in every area and HACCP was one more way to do that.”
Production manager, Luke Sternberg adds, “In a business environment marked by increasing emphasis on food safety, HACCP Certification was a necessary direction to compete successfully in the future.”
Of course, sales manager Jeff Abbott, is very pleased with the new designation for Moore Packaging: “The certification program has driven a lot of good manufacturing procedures and made us a better company overall. Our sales people are excited to be able to take it to the market in terms of what we’re doing to help our customers… and their customers.”
For mow information on Moore Packaging, visit www.moorepackaging.com.