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Apple Converting earns Safety Quality Food (SQF) Level 2 Certification

ONEONTA, N.Y. – Apple Converting, Inc., specializing in the design and manufacture of innovative flexible packaging products and solutions, has achieved SQF Level 2 Certification for following food safety fundamentals and hazard analysis critical control points (HACCP). Recognized by retailers, foodservice, pharmaceutical and medical-device companies around the world, SQF is a rigorous, food safety and quality management system.

To achieve SQF certification, suppliers complete extensive training; develop, document and implement food safety and quality plans; and undergo a third-party audit. The audit process evaluates a company's food safety and quality programs that include cleaning and sanitation, personnel practices and plant maintenance.

The certification process was streamlined because Apple Converting's operating standards are in compliance with current good manufacturing practices (cGMP).  The company certifies that all products conform to toxic-packaging reduction act requirements.  In addition, Apple Converting is listed, regularly inspected and certified by New York State's Department of Agriculture and Markets Division of Milk Control and Dairy Services (IMS) for the fabrication of containers and closers for dairy products.

"Achieving SQF certification reinforces our commitment to providing safe, high-quality flexible packaging solutions that help improve our customers' products," states Eric Kusche, sales and marketing director. "Our employees worked diligently to achieve SQF certification and are dedicated to continual improvement."

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About the Safe Quality Foods Institute (SQFI)

The Safe Quality Food Institute delivers consistent, internationally recognized food safety and quality certification programs. Certifications, such as SQF Level 2, are issued by the licensed certification bodies. These certifications ensure that suppliers have the processes in place for effectively managing food safety and quality standards. SQF is a comprehensive, rigorous management system accepted by retailers and foodservice providers. For more information, visit

About Apple Converting, Inc.

An environmentally conscientious company, Apple Converting, Inc. designs and manufactures high-quality flexible packaging products and solutions. The company supplies dairy lids; pouch stock and printed backing film for transdermal drug delivery systems; top web film and flow wrap for packaging pharmaceutical and medical devices; twist films and foil wrappers for confections; and other innovative packaging solutions. Apple Converting's customers include, food, confectionary, pharmaceutical, medical-device and industrial markets. Please find additional information at

Apple Converting, Inc.

176 Corporate Drive

Oneonta, NY 13820



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+1 952.738.8177

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