Plascon Group Achieves BRC Certification for Manufacturing of Flexible Food
Plascon Group’s flexible packaging manufacturing plant in Traverse City, Michigan recently
achieved British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Food Safety Certification. BRC is a leading
global quality and food safety certification program that is recognized by the Global Food Safety
Initiative (GFSI). Plascon manufactures film, bags and liners for the foodservice, food processing
and bulk packaging industries.
Traverse City, MI, August 16, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Plascon Group's flexible packaging manufacturing
plant in Traverse City, Michigan recently achieved British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Food Safety
Certification. BRC is a leading global quality and food safety certification program. Plascon
manufactures film, bags and liners for the foodservice, food processing and bulk packaging industries.
Upon completion of the rigorous auditing process, Plascon received certification for Packaging, with the
scope of the certification including the manufacture, conversion and warehousing of flexible packaging
intended for use in food contact packaging applications. The company's European facility, Plascon
Packaging UK, also achieved BRC Certification as a warehousing facility.
“The detailed process required to achieve certification to the BRC Standard, has made Plascon a better
supplier to all of our customers,” said Dan Brumm, Quality Manager and BRC Team Leader. “We
became AIB Certified in 2012 and BRC was the next logical step.”
The BRC Global Standards are well-respected and widely used by suppliers and retailers worldwide,
aiding in standardizing quality, safety, operational criteria and manufacturers' fulfillment of legal
obligations. The Packaging and Packaging Materials standard is also recognized by the Global Food
Safety Initiative (GFSI).
“We put together a team that focuses on standards, procedures and quality improvement to achieve BRC
Certification,” said Andrew Robitshek, Plascon Group COO. “However, maintaining the standard
requires buy-in from everyone in our organization. Our employees worked very hard to make this
happen.” Initially, Plascon's BRC effort was driven by requests from European customers of the
company's new Plascon UK division but the certification will benefit all divisions of Plascon. “This
shows current and prospective customers that we are a reliable company committed to producing safe,
high quality food packaging,” said Robitshek.
Benefits of BRC Certification
Achieving certification against the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety assures customers that they are
dealing with a company that reaches high levels of competence in all critical areas. Customers know the
company is monitoring and continually improving product quality and safety as well as ensuring
compliance with all applicable laws and governmental regulations.
About Plascon Group
Plascon Group manufactures flexible packaging and supplies processing and packaging equipment to the
foodservice, food processing, bulk packaging and bioprocessing industries. Products for food packaging
include cook chill bags, vacuum packaging, sous vide pouches, box liners and dry and liquid bulk liners.
Production capabilities include single layer blown films and multi-layer coextruded films as well as
conversion of those films into bags or pouches. The company headquarters and manufacturing plant are
located in Traverse City, Michigan. Plascon Packaging UK is located in Great Gransden, near Cambridge,
England and services customers in Europe, the Middle East, Russia and Asia.
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