Hummingbird Facilities Earn Top Ratings in BRCGS Food Safety Standard Audits
Hummingbird digital print solutions, a division of Georgia-Pacific, announced that its suburban Phoenix, Arizona, facility earned an AA rating in an announced BRCGS Global Food Safety Standard audit. The plant, which produces digital preprint for corrugated packaging, earned the highest rating for an announced audit just months after Hummingbird’s West Chester, Ohio, plant earned the top rating of AA+ during its unannounced BRCGS audit.
The joint BRCGS ratings create synergy between Hummingbird’s facilities and enable the company to produce and ship packaging products to food, beverage, agriculture and consumer products customers cost effectively anywhere in the United States. Although Hummingbird’s product is solely an external liner that does not come into contact with food, certifying the process and procedures provides customers with an extra measure of confidence.
“This exceptional rating is a true value-add that will allow us to seamlessly service our FMCG customers nationwide,” said Robert Seay, vice president of Hummingbird’s digital print solutions. “Knowing that the certification is valued by our customers, we were glad to pursue it and confirm the food safety of our packaging operations.”
For nearly 25 years, the BRCGS Global Food Safety Standard has set the benchmark for food safety, performing the most rigorous examinations with the highest-trained auditors, delivering the most rigorous third-party certification. This accreditation has been adopted by more than 22,000 sites in more than 130 countries. The food safety standard is accepted by 70% of the top 10 global retailers, 60% of the top 10 quick-service restaurants, and 50% of the top 25 manufacturers.
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