Our Commitment to Food Safety
At Rockford Package Supply, food safety and safe packaging are top priorities.
Because we are dedicated to making sure your produce reaches customers in the safest, freshest condition, we conduct food safety certification courses for area growers, packers, and shippers right at our offices. Our recent HACCP and FSMA PCQI courses have been an opportunity to bring together customers from different commodities and experiences to tackle the unique challenges facing the produce industry.
Our own Packaging Safety Inspection and Certification is done by PrimusLabs, a global leader in food safety.
As part of our food safety program and requirements of our Primus audit, we take ongoing steps to ensure FDA compliance of our products and that our packaging is safe for food contact and/or for use in a food facility.
In addition to ensuring our own facility and products are compliant, we maintain a current file of audit certificates and/or compliance letters from our vendors. Providing this documentation on an annual basis is a requirement of working with Rockford Package Supply. This documentation may include, but is not limited to FDA & Food Additive Regulation compliance, BPA-free statements, Lead/PCB-free statements, and certificates of origin.
Although we are unable to control conditions once products exit our facility, all inbound or outbound shipments are held to these same standards before they enter or leave our facility. In turn, these products are expected to be used as intended.
Food Safety Modernization Act
Because of new laws under FSMA, we are working on several new initiatives to enhance our commitment to food safety. We have recently sent notice to our suppliers that we will be requiring audit certification in all cases. We will also require evidence of a GMP component in all audits to ensure continuity across the supply chain. In addition, we have taken steps toward developing HAACP and Preventive Controls programs. Though these programs are not yet a requirement of our audits, we believe in being proactive when it comes to providing safe packaging for our customers.
To request a copy of Food Safety certifications, please contact us.