CDF Corporation, a leading manufacturer of drum, pail, intermediate bulk container and bag-in-box liners and flexible packaging, has passed a food safety audit for one of North America's largest consumer packaged food and beverage companies. CDF declined to name the company.
An auditor from Quality Assured Solutions was contracted to perform a food safety audit on CDF’s flexible packaging division. The food safety audit evaluates many aspects of compliance with respect to food safety, sanitary working conditions, employee training and the proper handling of food products and packaging. CDF’s flexible packaging division passed the food safety audit with a score of 88.1 out of 100. With this score, CDF has been approved to supply IBC liners to this highly regarded global food processor.
During the 16-hour audit, the flexible packaging division showed that many food safety items were already in place, there is an active GMP program in place and there is a working copy of a HACCP plan. The audit was based on the customer’s supplier expectation manual. The manual is the standard and the supplier is assessed against the standard.
“We have been working on many of the GSFI requirements as we get closer to our ultimate goal of SQF Level 2 Certification in 2016. It was reassuring to have a well-respected third party auditor verify we are on the right track,” says Tom McCarthy, flexible packaging general manager.