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PPI Receives Accreditation From British Retail Consortium

Paper Pak Industries, announced that the company's La Verne, California and Washington, Georgia manufacturing facilities have been accredited by the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

The BRC accreditation is the result of PPI's compliance with the BRC/IOP Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials Issue 4, recognized as a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmarked food safety scheme. The GFSI-approved BRC Packaging and Packaging Materials scheme covers the hygienic production of packaging materials and the management of quality and functional properties of the packaging to provide assurance to customers.

Paper Pak Industries Chief Executive Officer and President Ron Jensen noted, "The British Retail Consortium accreditation of our California and Georgia manufacturing facilities acknowledges PPI's longstanding commitment to adhere to the industry's best manufacturing, operations and management practices. PPI is the first absorbent manufacturer in North America to achieve BRC accreditation, assuring our customers that PPI's absorbent packaging products adhere to the highest food quality standards."

The BRC accreditation process required rigorous on-site assessments of PPI's California and Georgia manufacturing facilities that encompassed six major requirements, including:

  • Senior Management Commitment And Continual Improvement
  • Hazard And Risk Management System
  • Product Safety And Quality Management System
  • Site Standards
  • Product and Process Control
  • Personnel

Within the BRC audit's six major requirements noted above, dozens of related benchmarks were audited, including:

  • Product Safety and Quality Management Policy
  • Hazard and Risk Analysis
  • Traceability
  • Management of Incidents, Product Withdrawals and Recalls
  • Transport, Storage and Distribution
  • Product Inspection and Analysis
  • Medical Screening
  • Security

Paper Pak Industries implements a progressive Metrics Management system to monitor the company's operations, including productivity, quality and customer service. This disciplined approach is fundamental to the success of PPI's daily operations. As part of its Metrics Management system, PPI completes regular internal audits to ensure that all facets of manufacturing comply with the BRC's Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials.

PPI's CEO and President Ron Jensen observed, "Our internal Metrics System provides the necessary tools for all PPI team members, from senior management to production line operators, to carefully review and implement the company's productivity, safety, and customer service programs. The six key areas reviewed by BRC – Senior Management Commitment and Continual Improvement, Hazard and Risk Management System, Product Safety and Quality Management System, Site Standards, Product and Process Control and Personnel – are each addressed on a frequent and systematic basis by our metrics system."

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