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Beneco Packaging/Soopak.com earns certifications for pharma, food packaging safety


January 6, 2021
By PrintAction Staff
Left to right: Roy Amm, vice president of operations and process improvement at Beneco Packaging/Soopak.com, and Carol (Yajun) Jiang, president and founder of Beneco Packaging/Soopak.com.

In an effort to remain in strict accordance with global food and pharmaceutical manufacturers, Beneco Packaging/Soopak.com, a fast-run offset packaging specialist in North America, has announced a number of new certifications and initiatives that meet internationally recognized food safety requirements for its paperboard packaging clients.

In December, the company maintained its credentials including the International Featured Standard (IFS) certification and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) certification. In addition, the firm is IFS PACsecure certified, which includes an HACCP and Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) program. It is audited through SAI Global.

These certifications and programs confirm that Beneco Packaging/Soopak.com has successfully passed a rigorous food safety auditing process and certifies that its manufacturing facility is compliant with HACCP food safety regulations.

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“We are very proud of all of the important initiatives and programs we have undertaken for our customers, especially those in the pharmaceutical and food packaging markets,” said YaJun (Carol) Jiang, president of Beneco Packaging/Soopak.com. “These constant efforts recognize our team’s ability to provide the utmost in safety, transparency and social responsibility. Our goal is to constantly offer our customers innovative packaging with the highest quality standards. Every product needs to be packaged in a safe container. These new certifications and initiatives provide trust in our print process for our clients and the consumer.”

In order to achieve IFS PACsecure certification, Beneco Packaging/Soopak.com demonstrated that its processes and products comply with global packaging materials safety standards, particularly in terms of maintenance, hygiene, traceability, management commitment and food defense.

An IFS certification shows that Beneco Packaging/Soopak.com has established systems suitable for ensuring food and/or product safety, and that it has considered and implemented customer specifications. Earning another IFS certificate indicates that the company understands the need for food safety and the regulations and laws surrounding food products and is operating at the highest quality standards.

HACCP certification recognizes that a food business has developed, documented and implemented systems and procedures in accordance with HACCP. It is granted by an external certification authority that has the necessary knowledge and skills to undertake an assessment of the HACCP system or HACCP plan. By earning this designation, the company has demonstrated its commitment to producing safe packaging for food. In order to gain certification, the company was required to undergo an assessment of its food safety and HACCP policies and procedures.