"Our food processing customers are highly committed to improving food safety"
Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) February 05, 2012
Conwed Plastics, a leading manufacturer of plastic netting for meat, poultry, and produce packaging has received SQF 2000 Level 2 Certification for its Roanoke, VA facility. Audits were conducted by a third-party, SQF-accredited certification body, SAI Global. The program provides independent certification that Conwed’s food safety system complies with international and domestic food safety standards.
“Achieving SQF certification puts Conwed in a leading position compared to other netting suppliers in food packaging," said Chris Hatzenbuhler, CEO & President of Conwed Plastics. "Our food processing customers are highly committed to improving food safety, and providing them with packaging products from an SQF Certified facility is a key output of Conwed’s strategic focus on understanding and meeting our individual customer’s needs. We are very proud of this prestigious achievement.”
Managed by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), the SQF (Safe, Quality Food) Code is designed for use by all sectors of the food industry, and meets the safety standards of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). The Code utilizes standardized HACCP principles and guidelines, which are proven methods and best practices used by the food industry to reduce the incidence of unsafe food reaching the marketplace.
Conwed is a global company, specializing in total netting solutions, from concept to commercialization. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Conwed manufactures a complete line of high-performance netting used in major markets ranging from consumer-packaged goods to building materials. Conwed markets products in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America, and has five manufacturing plants located in North America and Europe.