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Clare Goldsberry wrote an article in the the Plastics Today on February 14, 2017. This was after reading Mark Shepherd’s update to the website and blog. Click here to read the article in Plastics Today.
Are you GFSI certified? This was the question a client asked. YES we are GFSI certified! What is GFSI? The (Global Food Safety Initiative) has the following objectives: Protect consumers Protect customers Protect the brand We receive GFSI through our SQF (Safe Quality Food) certification. If you would like to understand more about the certification […]
Although we have had a big push in the food market with recent investments, the sales team still carries on with our custom thermoforming expertise and long standing relationships in other markets. Latest being a B cover mounted behind the front bumper grill for the automotive industry. These are traditionally formed with sheet fed or […]
Link to Plastics Today article by Clare Goldsberry.
Our latest production line has arrived from Italy. Training is under way this week with the production and engineering teams. The machines capabilities will improve efficiency and lead times with the help of Shepherd’s experienced staff. Some interesting photo’s of unloading machine from the container.
Improving North American economy and Shepherd’s move into the food market with SQF certification have prompted the company to purchase a new thermoforming line from the Italian machine manufacturer OMG. The high efficiency line will add the much needed production capacity made necessary by the increase in food packaging business that the company is […]
At Shepherd we are once again stretching the limits of the thermoforming process by adding coated paper to the list of materials we are capable of converting into packaging products. Fibreform® is a paper product produced by BillerudKorsnäs of Sweden with a heat seal coating that can be heated and thermoformed on conventional in-line […]
The ramp up is beginning at Shepherd. With SQF (Safe Quality Food) certification within weeks of full approval, Shepherd Thermoforming is gearing up for our move into the food market. Our mushroom trays are now showing up in supermarkets in Canada and the US. A number of tools are built and running various sizes to […]
The Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification is almost complete. It has been a long process but audits are scheduled for June which will result in Shepherd being one of a small number of Canadian packaging manufacturers recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). Existing production lines have been relocated to make room for the new […]
Hand washing stations ✓, seal and secure exterior premises ✓, HACCP plan ✓… January is SQF implementation month at Shepherd. We are finishing up the major capital expenditures required to meet the standard. Machines are getting moved, floors getting re-coated/sealed, ceiling cleaned, installation of interior separating walls – are just a few of the projects […]