With over three decades of contract packaging experience, Econo-Pak is proud to hold several certifications that demonstrate our commitment to developing, maintaining, and implementing the highest levels of food safety. Our manufacturing facility operates under full FDA regulations, and we work under an HACCP-based quality management program that is routinely and independently audited.
IMPORTANT CERTIFICATIONS AND COMPLIANCES
Various quality assurance administrations across the globe have defined guidelines and standard requirements so food and pharma distribution is safe for consumers, from initial production to final consumption. Econo-Pak prides itself in being actively certified on the state level, global level, and anything else in between to assure quality packaging materials and processes for our clients. Whether it is propriety requirements, allergy restrictions, or religious diet inclinations, we are devoted in our commitment to quality control and food safety measures.
Below, we’ve outlined some of the certifications we hold and the complicance standards we adhere to:
SAFE QUALITY FOOD CERTIFIED (SQF LEVEL 3)
Recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), SQF certification incorporates a rigorous food safety risk management system. Designed to satisfy food and retail customers worldwide, SQF Level 3 includes both food safety and quality management requirements and is the most demanding of all the available systems.
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION CERTIFIED (FDA COMPLIANT)
The FDA oversees all food manufacturing and processing plants (with the exception of animal products) and develops the laws, rules, and regulations for American food safety. We adhere to FDA regulations in all of our manufacturing plants.
COSTCO SAFETY AND QUALITY AUDIT CERTIFIED
Costco is just one of the customers with whom Econo-Pak is independently audited and certified. Any site that produces a product directly for Costco Wholesale Corp. or one of their buyers must first be approved through this audit process.
ORGANIC CERTIFIED BY BAYSTATE ORGANIC CERTIFIERS
The U.S. government maintains strict standards on what constitutes organic crops, products, and byproducts. In order for a product to be sold, labeled, or represented as organic, all of its production and handling must be appropriately certified. At Econo-Pak, we’re proud to hold Organic Certification through Baystate Organic Certifiers, a National Organic Program-accredited certifying agent.
GLUTEN-FREE CERTIFIED BY THE GLUTEN INTOLERANCE GROUP OF NORTH AMERICA
Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity are major concerns in today’s food industry, and responsible gluten management is more important than ever for consumer safety and wellbeing. Econo-Pak’s gluten-free certification program involves thorough food assessments, food and ingredient list management, and strict labeling practices.
KOSHER OU-D (OU CERTIFIED)
The OU, or Orthodox Union, was founded in 1924 as the first independent American kosher certification agency. We’re proud to work with them to provide products labeled with the hechsher symbol for Jewish communities and beyond.
ADDITIONAL QUALITY ASSURANCE MEASURES
In addition to holding these certifications, the Econo-Pak team works with individual customer audits on a regular basis, as well as specific audits and clients including:
- Annual Silliker and AIB audits
- Pennsylvania Board of Health
- New Jersey Board of Health
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QUALITY CUSTOM PACKAGE DESIGN AT ECONO-PAK
The Wiebel family founded Econo-Pak with a mission to provide the highest-quality, most innovative modern food packaging services. Now in its third generation of family ownership, the Econo-Pak team remains focused on serving the most demanding food packaging needs and applications — no matter how specific or complex.
Our own rigorous, well-developed standards have led to 30 years of uninterrupted service without a single product recall. To learn more about our products, in-house quality system and design innovations, and custom services, check out our package design page, or take a moment to review our company quality statement and individual certifications.