Quality and Food Safety Policy
South Atlantic Packaging is committed to packaging fundamentals that are consistent with all regulatory requirements and meet the highest food safety best practices. We accomplish this by identifying critical control points and conducting vulnerability analyses and verifications on our operations.
To validate our work, we fully certify our our operations via the Safe Quality Food Institute, which is credentialed by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).
We recognize that strong food safety and general packaging quality programs require commitment and adequate investment in resources to achieve our objectives. Accordingly, we invest in the right people, processes, facilities and systems to be successful. Here are some specifics:
We have a full-time Quality Assurance Practitioner – reporting directly to and working closely with our C-suite – who has the responsibility and authority to oversee our food safety and packaging quality programs at our South Atlantic and sister facilities.
We hire and manage team members who are expected to competently carry out their jobs, especially when it comes to quality contract packaging and safety of food.
We conduct appropriate training to educate our new and existing team members about critical topics, such as Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), food defense, allergen management, sanitation and traceability.
We have industry-leading software systems and equipment in place to support our operations.
We maintain at all times all records in accordance with requirements for food safety and traceability.
We open our SAP facilities to be available to be audited by third-party experts and by our customers, as required.
We are completely committed to quality work and safe foods, and we will engage in numerous activities to ensure that we live up to that promise. This policy will be reviewed on a regular basis to ensure that it continues to reflect the aims and aspirations of our company.