The PrePrint facility recently underwent a full-day audit where it was evaluated based on the AIB standards for Food Contact Packaging Manufacturing Facilities. Not only is this a repeat accomplishment, the PrePrint facility also had year-over-year improvement on its audit by a score of ten points.
We took what we learned from our first AIB audit in 2012 to further improve our policies and procedures, along with the aesthetics of the facility, said Andrew Malecha, Quality/Lean Coordinator for Menasha Packaging. Ongoing training is required for all levels of employees, and self-audits are conducted daily.
Each year, the AIB revamps its rules and GMP criteria based on current federal guidelines and industry best practices. Passing the audit confirms that a facility has good manufacturing processes in place, and that it can provide clean, food-safe packaging products.
Our customers want confidence that their suppliers have policies and procedures in place around food safety and quality, said Mike Waite, President of Menasha Packaging. With this recognition, our customers can rest assured that we are providing clean, safe products to them, and ultimately, to their customers.
The AIB GMP audit specifically evaluates 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
Menasha Packaging Company, LLC, based in Neenah, Wisconsin, is a subsidiary of Menasha Corporation, and it has more than 2,300 employees at locations nationwide. Menasha Packaging is a leading provider of graphic consumer packaging, merchandising solutions, corrugated packaging, food packaging, shipping containers and material handling solutions, and is home of the Retail Integration Group. With design, sales service centers, corrugated and paperboard plants 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 Corporations 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 Americas oldest privately held, family-owned manufacturing companies. Headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, the company employs approximately 4,000 employees in over 75 facilities in North America, Europe and Asia.