Quality and Food Safety Policy (We’re Serious About This)
Let’s just say we are strict about this because, well, it’s important.
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 conduct a full third-party certification of our operations via the American Institute of Baking (AIB), which last successfully audited us in December 2016.
We recognize that strong food safety and general packaging quality programs require commitment and adequate investment in resources to achieve our objectives. Accordingly, we will invest in the right people, processes and systems to be successful. Here are some specifics:
We will have a full-time Quality Assurance Practitioner, reporting directly to our CEO, who will have the responsibility and authority to oversee our food safety and packaging quality programs at our South Atlantic facilities.
We will hire and manage team members who will be expected to competently carry out their jobs, especially when it comes to quality contract packaging and safety of food.
We will 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 will have industry-leading software systems and equipment in place to support our operations.
We will maintain at all times all records in accordance with requirements for food safety and traceability.
We will 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.Julian Bossong