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Cincinnati, OH, United States, 2020/12/09 - ProAmpac, a global leader in flexible packaging, announced today that its Rochester, New York facility has been recommended for certification to the Safe Quality Food (SQF) code, a global food safety program - SQFI.com / ProAmpac.com.
The recommendation for certification was issued on December 4, and when received will make it the 15th SQF-certified ProAmpac site in North America and the 22nd GFSI certified site within ProAmpac.
“As one of the largest pouch producers in North America, we are thrilled to be able to offer food brands small-run pouching in an SQF qualified facility,” said Adam Grose, chief commercial officer.
“Small volume pouch runs are extremely valuable for limited production-line testing of new packaging concepts. Adding this certification allows us to offer our customers commercial quality without the large-scale commitment,” Grose added.
The Safe Quality Food program is recognized by retailers, brand owners, and food service providers as one of the most rigorous and comprehensive food safety and quality standards in the world. Certification, issued by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) (sqfi.com), requires the establishment of a rigorous, comprehensive food safety program through every step of the supply chain. GFSI is a group of food safety experts that drives continuous improvement in food safety management systems around the world.
“To become an SQF-certified site, the Rochester facility’s cross-disciplinary Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) team worked over the course of several months, with support from plant employees and cross-functional teams across all of ProAmpac, to leverage best practices,” said Vice-President, Chad Buchta.
The Rochester facility manufactures direct-contact flexible pouches for food, healthcare, personal care, and other consumer goods and is also the site for ProAmpac's new Collaboration & Innovation Center (CIC). The new 25,000 square foot CIC facility will support ProAmpac’s Collaborative Innovation process, where ProAmpac engineers and product development teams work together with its customers to accelerate the time between the initial concept and the launch of new packaging.
The center will also be the home base for ProAmpac’s Design & Sample Lab (DASL) its successful program for the design and rapid prototyping of new packaging. The CIC will house a new analytical testing lab, new equipment for development and testing, and training space for more than 80, as well as multiple meeting and collaboration spaces.
To learn more about SQF certified facilities, pouching capabilities, and the new CIC contact Kristy Paulin, commercial communications director at Kristy.Paulin[.]ProAmpac.com.
ProAmpac (ProAmpac.com) is a leading global flexible packaging company with a comprehensive product offering. We provide creative packaging solutions, industry-leading customer service and award-winning innovation to a diverse global marketplace. ProAmpac’s approach to sustainability ProActive Sustainability® -- provides innovative sustainable flexible packaging products to help our customers achieve their sustainability goals. We are guided in our work by four core values that are the basis for our success: Integrity, Intensity, Innovation, and Involvement. Cincinnati-based ProAmpac is owned by Pritzker Private Capital along with management and co-investors.
About Pritzker Private Capital
Pritzker Private Capital (PPCPartners.com) partners with middle-market companies based in North America with leading positions in the manufactured products, services and healthcare sectors. The firm's differentiated, long-duration capital base allows for efficient decision-making, broad flexibility with transaction structure and investment horizon, and alignment with all stakeholders. Pritzker Private Capital builds businesses for the long term and is an ideal partner for entrepreneur- and family-owned companies.