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Protection of the various segments of the food chain from intentional and unintentional contamination including food contact material manufacturing is an integral part of any food safety program. In addition as a requirement of Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) food product manufacturers will be required to verify the food contact materials (such as packaging materials) they use are safe. In the future it will not be enough for packaging material manufacturers to provide a ‘letter of guarantee’ confirming compliance with the applicable regulation alone to the food industry. It is quite likely that the number of FDA inspections of food packaging material manufacturing facilities will increase in the future.
Though packaging industry is familiar with second and third party audits the requirements of GFSI certification schemes are new. Additionally there is increased demand from their food processing clients to embrace one of the GFSI benchmarked schemes.
Perry Johnson Food Safety Consulting experts are certified packaging professionals who have very good understanding of the manufacturing process of different primary and secondary packaging materials, adjunct materials such as intermediate Bulk Containers and also the hazards associated with these materials. Our expert advice will not only help you to understand the requirements of the chosen GFSI scheme appropriate for your purpose, but also effectively implement them and succeed in your certification efforts.
GFSI Standard Implementation: Our packaging experts can help you with the implementation of any of the GFSI benchmarked schemes, Safe Quality Food (SQF) and BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials. This includes, gap analysis, documentation of procedures and HACCP plan development, training of staff and eventually prepare you for the certification audit.
Sustainability: Sustainability in the packaging industry ensures balancing environmental, economic and social considerations in the supply chain. Our consultants will be able to offer their expertise in the following areas: waste management, life cycle analysis, environmental labeling, product development and good sustainability practices in packaging material manufacturing companies. We will make use of Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) guidelines and indicators to develop the sustainability framework for you.
Crisis Management: Crisis situations arise even in companies that are effectively managed. We offer both proactive and reactive solutions to crisis situations. Our proactive solutions include developing a robust and comprehensive food defense/food security plan using the latest techniques available, such as Vulnerability Analysis and Critical Control Point (VACCP), risk analysis, training your staff on food security plan, gap analysis and contamination control techniques.
In crisis situations we can provide professional services to help you manage the situation so that your image does not get tarnished. This includes, incident investigation, developing communication strategies and follow-up after incident management.
Supply Chain Management: Management of supply chain through effective interaction of the entities in the supply chain is of paramount importance in achieving product safety and quality. Perry Johnson Food Safety Consulting provides consulting solutions to the packaging industry in the management of raw material suppliers, co-manufacturers, brokers and other service providers as well as in developing food fraud prevention systems such as TACCP (Threat Analysis and Critical Control Point) system and food security/food defense systems based on Vulnerability Analysis and Critical Control Point (VACCP) system.
Quality Assurance: In addition to providing customized product safety solutions our experts can also offer solutions to your quality related issues. We also develop industry and product specific Quality Management Schemes (PQMS) to effectively manage product quality. Our experts will work with you to identify critical quality parameters from raw material to finished product, including post-manufacturing operations in order to effectively manage them through the product life cycle.
Risk Assessment: Risk assessment plays a key role in the manufacturing sector companies. A variety of risks persists in the packaging industry: product safety, product quality, biosecurity etc. Senior management has the responsibility to identify and mitigate these risks and also outline how the identified risks will adversely impact the business. Our experts on technical and business risk analysis will be able to conduct detailed risk assessments and provide effective mitigation strategies, using the latest techniques and guidelines, including ISO 31010:2009 Risk Management Risk Assessment Techniques.