Safe Quality Food (SQF) Certification Update

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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 happening this month. Rest assured we have done our best to work these projects into our production schedule so that interruptions and delays can be minimized.

Amhill Tray with hand 2 copy

Why SQF?

SQF integrates a quality component into the standard as well as food safety.  SQF is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and Administered by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI).

The SQF Code has a category specifically scoped for Manufacturers of Food Sector Packaging Materials, which is where Shepherd fits in.

Shepherd Thermoforming & Packaging will be the only dedicated custom thermoformer in Canada with SQF certification.

If you have any food contact thermoformed packaging requirements contact Todd Shepherd – 


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