Sterling Contract Packaging Expands Quality, Compliance, and Engineering Functions


Sterling CPI has recently become registered with the FDA and has implemented a Quality System that meets the requirements of the FDA Medical Device Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) 21CFR part 820 as well as ISO 13485:2003. The Quality System includes an internal auditing program as well as an inspection program for all aspects of the packaging process. In addition, there is a supplier program that monitors supplier selection as well as supplier quality. This Quality System has enabled Sterling CPI to consistently meet or exceed the requirements of their customers and the requirements of applicable regulations. In the future, Sterling CPI will update their Quality Program to include FDA 21CFR part 211 (GMP for pharmaceuticals) as well as Canada's Natural Health Product (NHP) regulations.

With regard to compliance, Sterling CPI adheres to federal and international compliance standards. The company has qualified and trained employees in the compliance department to ensure the policies, procedures, and guidelines conform to these laws and regulations. Sterling CPI maintains a cleanliness program along with equipment and hazard training that allows them to maintain OSHA standards. As a result, the staff is capable of assisting their customers with maintaining local, state, and federal regulations pertaining to their products. A Certificate of Compliance (COC) can be generated for the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Toxics in Packaging (TIP) regulations. In today's business climate, issues pertaining to these areas are very common and Sterling CPI is well equipped to assist their customers with compliance.

Before Sterling CPI helps assist with quality and compliance, their staff of engineers will help design and produce packaging solutions for a wide array of products. The educated and experienced engineering group begins with drawings and prototypes that allow the customer to approve all aspects of the package. As the engineering group works through the process with their customers, the advantages and disadvantages of each package type can be analyzed and adjusted. The key elements of the analysis will include material cost, labor cost, sustainability, performance, and function. Sterling's creativity and innovation will lead to a package with shelf appeal, product protection, and performance. The final piece is a package produced exactly to the specifications developed by the Sterling CPI team and their customer!

Sterling Contract Packaging Inc.

Michael Collins

139 Interstate Park

Spartanburg, SC 29303

(864)587-5511 phone

www.sterlingcpi.com

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