Facility Audits and Registrations
Packaging is now being treated as an ingredient in the food chain and as such needs to be held to the same quality standards. Knowing that special precautions are being taken to ensure there are no safety or quality concerns not only provides peace of mind, but also helps reduce the chance of recalls. SQF, a Food Safety Management Scheme recognized by GFSI provides packaging and food security through a risk-based food safety and quality management system.
BSI Management Systems conducts yearly quality and environmental surveillance audits at our Amherst, N.S. location based on the criteria set forth in ISO 9001:2008.
Emmerson Packaging facilities are certified to SQF Edition 7.2; a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) compliant scheme administered by the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI).
- Confidence in your product: To qualify for SQF, registered auditors and certification bodies must undergo a rigorous process that utilizes SQF’s standardized procedures and reporting formats. Consistent audits are performed to ensure safety and quality standards are being maintained.
- Realtime updates: You can request access to our SQF password-protected data base that allows you to access four different levels of information regarding our certification status.
- Increased profit margins: SQF management principles can improve efficiency and reduce product waste and contamination.
- Public Image: Gain a competitive advantage by having your product produced with the certification of a GFSI internationally recognized standard.
Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) is an independent organization which provides certification pertaining to sustainability within print manufacturing companies.
ISO 9001 is a general quality management system standard. For many organizations in the food industry, they choose not to implement a food safety management system, and instead look to a general quality standard, ISO 9001, as a way to improve their organizations or as a first step to a food safety management system.