Quality certifications

Cibapac is committed to food quality and safety!

Consumer and regulatory forces, not least the new Consumer Protection Act, mean that all food manufacturers have to do more to assure that the foods they produce are safely packed for consumption. Consumers have a right to expect safe, high quality food – and it’s a right that all parties in the supply chain are obliged to honour.

This is why at Ciba we have gone the extra mile to attain British Retail Consortium (BRC) certification for our world-class factory campus in Cape Town’s Montague Gardens and our Johannesburg factory in Alrode, Alberton.

BRC is a rigorous international standard that requires implementation of strict risk, quality and safety management systems.

At Cibapac, we understand that food safety is a non-negotiable for our customers and that only world class packaging for food will do. We believe food safety assurance is about sense, not cents.

Industry Membership – Standard

Polystyrene

The PSPC is an industry initiative, started under the auspices of the Plastics Federation, which strives to inform retailers as well as the consumers with regards to the advantages and safe application of polystyrene packaging products.

The environmental advantages of polystyrene are its light weight and low carbon footprint as well as the post-consumer re-cyclability into picture frames and other non-food products.

For more information, please visit: www.polystyrenepackaging.co.za

Environmental Initiative

Environmental
The Plastics Federation’s strategic environmental objective is to enhance waste collection and recycling with industry’s involvement and at their cost.

This is effectively a form of “extended producer responsibility”. The plastics industry recognises its responsibilities with regards to waste management and especially litter, and absolutely intends to actively solve the problems along with Government and other stakeholders.

The Enviromark is the perfect vehicle from which to mount successful waste management campaigns and affect the waste hierarchy management system.

For more information, please visit: www.plasfed.co.za

Product Quality & Safety – BRC Global Standards

BRC
The BRC Global Standard for the suppliers of packaging and packaging materials for the food industry, is a leading global Standard adopted by major retailers, manufacturers and packaging businesses around the world. The standard provides a closed loop framework to effectively govern the product development, manufacturing and distribution processes.

Certification to the Standard:

  • ensures senior management’s commitment to product quality and safety,
  • verifies the delivery of consistent quality of both product and process,
  • proactively governs the risk of food safety hazards by elimination or effective control,
  • assists in exercising due diligence in respect of legal obligations,
  • helps provide protection to the consumer,
  • leads the company to sustainable continuous improvement,
  • builds company intellectual property,

Some Benefits of the BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials:

  • a comprehensive focus on safety, legality and quality,
  • clear and detailed requirements based on HACCP principles supported by documented systems,
  • standardised reporting format providing information on how sites meet the requirements of the Standards,
  • closure of all non-conformities identified at an audit with evidence included in the report before certificates can be issued,
  • complements existing quality management systems e.g. ISO and HACCP where these meet the requirements of the Standard.

For more information, please visit: www.brcglobalstandards.com

Occupational Health & Safety

Veritas
The ISO 18001:2007 Standard provides the elements of occupational heath and safety system that can be integrated with other systems. The system specifies requirements, that enables the organisation to develop and implement OHS policy and objectives that take both OHS risk and legislative requirements into account.

The system provides a review approach based on the PDCA* cycle in which the organisation must:

  • establish, implement processes that achieve OHS policy and objectives,
  • review the effectiveness of the implemented processes,
  • take action to improve the system performance, and
  • demonstrate conformity of the system to the requirements of the 18001 standard.

The Standard contains requirements that are audited against the commitments:

  • in the organisations OHS Policy,
  • to legal compliance requirements,
  • to 3rd party compliance requirements (E.G. Professional bodies),
  • to the prevention of injury and ill health, and
  • to continual improvement.

For more information, please visit: www.bureauveritas.com

Black Economic Empowerment

Sanas
The South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) is recognised by the South African Government as the single National Accreditation Body that gives formal recognition that Laboratories, Certification Bodies, Inspection Bodies, Proficiency Testing Scheme Providers and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) test facilities are competent to carry out specific tasks.

SANAS certificates are a formal recognition that an organisation is competent to perform specific tasks.

For more information, please visit: www.sanas.co.za

Call Cibapac on 021 529 3800 for complete packaging solutions for the meat, fresh produce and food service industries.