Intertape Polymer Group® Shrink Fill Now Under the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)


MONTREAL, QUEBEC and SARASOTA, FLORIDA — Intertape Polymer Group® Inc. (“IPG®” or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer of packaging products, has announced that all shrink film manufactured by IPG has been certified under the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).



GFSI is a globally recognized standard that benchmarks existing food standards against food safety criteria. GFSI also looks to develop mechanisms to exchange information in the supply chain, raise consumer awareness and review existing good retail practices. This accreditation is useful for satisfying both domestic and international business requirements.



“Ever broadening and stricter guidelines from the process food manufacturing industry are becoming a daily requirement for suppliers, driving IPG’s Tremonton, UT team to obtain certification through the AIB (American Institute of Baking) body in regards to GFSI, as outlined by the BRC (British Retail Consortium),” explained Blake Burbank, Quality Manager at IPG’s shrink film manufacturing facility in Tremonton, Utah.



“The certification IPG received is to the BRC level standard which is beyond typical requirements for most applications. Going forward, the more stringent GFSI standards will be our third party auditing reference, replacing the AIB certification we have held for years.”



The GFSI certification process further expands the safety and quality requirements of the older AIB certification including the use of HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) plans, vulnerability assessments, a quality management process, and numerous other good manufacturing practices (GMPs).



“The Tremonton team has put in place practices and standards to position our operation in the top tier of all manufacturers in the world,” states Burbank.



For more information regarding GFSI certification of IPG shrink film, please contact Blake Burbank at bburbank@itape.com.



About Intertape Polymer Group® Inc.

Intertape Polymer Group® Inc. is a recognized leader in the development, manufacture and sale of a variety of paper and film based pressure-sensitive and water-activated tapes, polyethylene and specialized polyolefin films, woven coated fabrics and complementary packaging systems for industrial and retail use. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec and Sarasota, Florida, the Company employs approximately 2,000 employees with operations in 17 locations, including 12 manufacturing facilities in North America and one in Europe.



FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:

Blake Burbank

Quality Manager, IPG Tremonton, UT Facility

bburbank@itape.com


Related

All Topics