NEENAH, WI, Aug. 8, 2013 (Press Release) -Menasha Packaging's Food Packaging facility, located in Latrobe, Penn., has been recognized by the American Institute of Baking (AIB) International for the sixth consecutive year.
The Food Packaging facility recently underwent a full-day audit 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.
"Since our products are ultimately in contact with food, we go to great lengths to ensure we are providing clean, safe products to our customers," says Deborah Long, Quality Manager for Menasha Packaging's Western Pennsylvania Complex. "Recognition from the AIB further helps assure our customers that we have policies and procedures in place around food safety and quality."
Each year, the AIB revamps its rules and Good Manufacturing Processes 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.
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
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 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 4,000 employees in over 75 facilities in North America, Europe and Asia.