Interfilm Holdings Inc., a national distributor of thin-gauge plastic films, recently received its first-ever audit from the American Institute of Baking (AIB) at the company’s headquarters facility in Greenville, S.C.

The company scored 900 out of a possible 1,000 points to place in the ‘superior’ category, the highest of AIB’s audit categories.

The audit evaluates the entire production process, from receipt of raw materials through shipment of finished goods. Operational methods, food safety maintenance systems, cleaning, pest management and food safety program adequacy comprise the specific assessment categories.

“Our packaging market includes many customers in baking and food processing,” says Cindy Simpler, senior vice president of operations for Interfilm. “Achieving a superior rating from the American Institute of Baking validates Interfilm’s commitment to quality and food safety, which are understandably critical concerns for our customers.”

Interfilm’s goal is to have all of its converting facilities audited by the AIB in the next 12 to 18 months. Next up is the company’s facility in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., where an audit is scheduled for mid-August 2010.

Headquartered in ManhattanKan., the AIB is an international corporation founded by the North American wholesale and retail baking industries in 1919 as a technology transfer center for bakers and food processors.