Quality and Food Safety Policy (We’re Serious About This)
Let’s just say we are strict about this because, well, it’s important.
ProStar was recently re-certified by the Safety Quality Food Institute. This year, the audit team arrived unannounced, so our re-certification is a credit to our team in maintaining the highest standards of quality and food safety.
Recent trends in the food industry show that customers are demanding “food transparency,” meaning they want to know what’s in their food and where it’s coming from. ProStar Contract Packaging can now offer manufacturers food packaging under the most stringent safety guidelines.
We recognize that strong food safety and general packaging quality programs require commitment and adequate investment in resources to achieve our objectives. Accordingly, we will invest in the right people, processes and systems to be successful. Here are some specifics:
We have a full-time Quality Assurance Practitioner – reporting directly to and working closely with our C-suite – who has the responsibility and authority to oversee our food safety and packaging quality programs at our ProStar and sister facilities.
We will hire and manage team members who will be expected to competently carry out their jobs, especially when it comes to quality contract packaging and safety of food.
We will conduct appropriate training to educate our new and existing team members about critical topics, such as Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), food defense, allergen management, sanitation and traceability.
We will have industry-leading software systems and equipment in place to support our operations.
We will maintain at all times all records in accordance with requirements for food safety and traceability.
We will open our ProStar facilities to be available to be audited by third-party experts and by our customers, as required.