Appleton, WI; June 10, 2016 – Flair is proud to announce that our Calgary facility has received Food Safety System Certification 22000 (FSSC 22000). The certification was awarded to Flair following the Stage 2 audit of the implementation and effectiveness of Flair’s Food Safety Management System. This included examining Flair’s management commitment, food safety team performance, internal and external communication, document control, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) implementation, and internal audits of verification and validation activities.
FSSC 22000 defines requirements for integrated processes that work together to control and minimize food safety hazards; the certification is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and is based on ISO standards. The FSSC 22000 certification affirms that Flair’s Calgary facility manufactures flexible packaging products that meet the requirements of global food manufacturers and retailers under a single, internationally recognized food safety management system.
Flair pursued this voluntary certification as a critical component of our food safety culture and to emphasize our dedication to ensuring the quality and safety of products. Commenting on the certification, Flair Vice President of Corporate Operations Cheryl Miller stated, “This was a tremendous undertaking for Flair and I am very proud of all of the hard work that went into achieving this certification, particularly from our Food Safety task force.”
FSSC 22000 serves as a global benchmark of manufacturing integrity and provides food distributors, retailers, and consumers with assurance that the food safety management program Flair employs meets the highest standards. Successful implementation of programs such as FSSC 22000 and the HACCP process reflect Flair’s commitment to ensuring the safety and integrity of our production processes.
While receiving the FSSC 22000 certification is exciting news for both Flair and our customers, Miller emphasized that the certification is just the beginning. “We look forward to using this as a building block to further ensure our customers’ confidence in receiving quality, food safe products from Flair.”
About Flair Flexible Packaging Corporation
Flair is a fully integrated supplier of flexible film materials, technology, and design solutions for the food and non-food industries. Flair prides itself on the ability to offer custom and stock bags, pouches, and roll stock films that fit the individual product needs of our customers. Custom products are created by our award-winning design department and rotogravure printing capabilities, while Flair also retains a selection of commonly used packaging items for quick ordering and delivery. A leader in the world of specialty food packaging, Flair’s engineering team has created a range of packaging materials designed to meet unique product, process, and shelf life demands for customers across many industries.
In addition to providing quality products, Flair offers services that benefit our customers in all aspects of flexible packaging. Flair employs a talented team of packaging engineers and scientists who are able to meet today’s research and development challenges utilizing our state-of-the-art laboratory. We manufacture the safest and highest quality films, bags, and pouches while also possessing the design and print management capabilities to create enticing graphics that make your packaging stand out. We have established a Brand Color Management (BCM) system that encompasses the entire print process, including everything from artwork creation to the final product print. Utilizing quality tests and sample checks throughout, Flair delivers exceptional rotogravure printing and can provide evaluation reports demonstrating our color accuracy. Flair also has trained field technicians who are available to optimize and troubleshoot your packaging line and equipment. Whatever your product or processing conditions, Flair is your complete packaging partner providing you with excellence in flexible packaging solutions.