When it comes to food safety in the packaging industry, Boxmaster is leading the way. Our 33-year-old company has recently shifted its focus towards providing certified food safe packaging to our customers.
After identifying a need in the market, we overhauled our manufacturing practices to comply with food safety standards and reduce the potential for contamination. This entailed moving into a new facility and implementing stringent food safety measures in all areas—from shipping, receiving and manufacturing inspections, to the implementation of hygienic policies, preventative maintenance of equipment and staff training.
Boxmaster is now the first International Featured Standards (IFS) PACsecure certified box manufacturer in Western Canada. The certification, which encompasses internationally accepted audit standards and Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmarking, focuses on a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)-based program, allowing our company to certify that materials used in the packaging process are safe for the food industry.
Our newly coined slogan, Your Source For Food Safe Packaging, is already paying off according to Greg Reid, Boxmaster’s General Manager. “Our existing customers are very happy, and other potential customers who have seen our facility and reviewed our programs have given us outstanding feedback. They can’t believe that a packaging company operates the way we do.