LRQA gains accreditation for FSSC 22000 Packaging Material Manufacturing certification services

UKAS, the United Kingdom Accreditation Service, has granted LRQA accreditation for the  delivery of Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000 Packaging Material Manufacturing certification services worldwide.  FSSC 22000 represents a comprehensive approach to food safety risk management throughout the supply chain.
The Foundation for Food Safety Certification extended the certification scope of FSSC 22000 with Packaging Material Manufacturing in line with the recent publication of PAS 223, the prerequisite programme and design requirements for food safety in the manufacture and provision of food packaging.
“Many leading food companies are looking for a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognised certification scheme for their packaging material suppliers,” explained Cor Groenveld, LRQA’s Global Head of Food Supply Chain Services, “so this extension of scope enables us to assess a wider cross section of the supply chain to improve food safety around the world, giving customers and consumers greater confidence in the food that they buy and eat.”
Accreditation by UKAS means that LRQA has been assessed against internationally recognised standards to demonstrate their competence, impartiality and performance capability. A copy of LRQA’s FSSC 22000 Packaging Material Manufacturing accreditation is available here.