The Food Packaging facility recently underwent a full-day assessment where it was evaluated based on the AIB's Consolidated Standards for Inspection relating to Food Contact Packaging Manufacturing Facilities. The facility produces cake circles and pads for use with bakery items, among other food-related items.
"We continuously work to ensure our customers that we are providing them with clean, safe products since they will ultimately be in contact with food," says Deborah Long, Quality Manager for Menasha Packaging's Western Pennsylvania Complex. "Being recognized by the American Institute of Baking provides further assurance to our customers that we have policies and procedures in place around food safety and quality."
The AIB and its Good Manufacturing Processes criteria are based on current federal guidelines and industry best practices. Passing the assessment confirms that a facility has good manufacturing processes in place, and that it can provide clean, food-safe packaging products.
AIB auditors specifically evaluate the following areas: Operational Methods and Personnel Practices, Maintenance for Food Safety, Cleaning Practices, Integrated Pest Management, and Adequacy of Prerequisite and Food Safety Programs.
About Menasha Packaging
Celebrating 165 years in business, Menasha Packaging Company, LLC, based in Neenah, Wisconsin, is a subsidiary of Menasha Corporation and has more than 2,700 employees at locations nationwide. Menasha Packaging is a leading provider of graphic consumer packaging, merchandising solutions, corrugated packaging, food packaging, shipping containers, material handling solutions, pack-out and fulfillment services. With a network of design, sales service centers, corrugated and paperboard manufacturing plants, and fulfillment facilities located throughout the United States, the company's mission is to help its customers protect, move and promote their products better than anyone else.
About Menasha Corporation
Menasha Corporation is a leading corrugated and plastic packaging manufacturer and supply chain solutions provider specializing in retail merchandising packaging and displays, plastic reusable containers and pallets, protective packaging interiors, and packaging supply chain and fulfillment services. Menasha Corporation's products and services are used by major food, beverage, consumer products, healthcare, pharmaceutical, industrial and automotive companies. Established in 1849, Menasha Corporation is one of America's oldest privately held, family-owned manufacturing companies. Headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, the company employs approximately 4,400 employees in over 75 facilities in North America, Europe and Asia.