Shepherd Thermoforming & Packaging is becoming a Food Certified facility! Shepherd has started down the road to the highly recognized SQF 2000 (Safe Quality Food Institute). Last week marked the first step in working towards the SQF standard with HACCP training for almost half of our staff. The training will continue over the next 3 months from Guelph Food Technology Institute and implementation to follow in early 2013. Our goal is to be a fully certified SQF operation in the fall of 2015.
Having the SQF designation will put us in an elite class of Food Packing Materials & Distribution companies throughout the world. There are very few thermoformers in the world that are certified SQF suppliers and only a hand full in North America. We looked at traditional (AIB, FSSC, BRC, IFS…) and decided to go with SQF due to the intense food safety management system that requires commitment from Management and all staff.
Shepherd is very excited about opportunities that this market will open and we expect much growth over the coming years in the food industry. It will complement our current markets well and with our advances in contour print has already raised a great deal of interest to customers/prospects that have seen our contour print samples or capabilities. Click the video below or visit http://www.shepherdthermoforming.com/contour-printing-package.html to view Shepherd’s printed plastic package.