Kentucky-based paper packaging company Zumbiel Packaging achieves FSSC 22000 certification following implementation of several successful prerequisite systems to safeguard food safety, guarantee quality control

HEBRON, Kentucky , October 7, 2013 (press release) – Keeping with their ongoing effort to ensure food safety, Zumbiel Packaging (zumbiel.com) achieved an industry certification for Food Safety Systems, specifically FSSC 22000 (Food Safety Systems Certification). A paperboard packaging company based in the Cincinnati area, Zumbiel successfully implemented a number of prerequisite food safety programs to achieve this certification for its facility.

Accredited by the Global Food Safety Initiative, FSSC 22000 is an ISO based food safety certification. The standard is designed to ensure that every step of the supply chain takes precautions against biological and chemical hazards to the food supply. Zumbiel's work toward compliance with these standards highlights their commitment to safer work environments and products.

In an effort to gain the certification for its facility, Zumbiel Packaging implemented a number of successful prerequisite systems to safeguard food safety and guarantee quality control. Achieving the FSSC 22000 certification is recognition for Zumbiel's continuing commitment to food product safety at every step of the supply chain, and the company's ongoing focus on environmental sustainability. Zumbiel Packaging has long offered a range of the industry's best packaging products, and is proud to lead by example in achieving this food safety certification for their operation.

"Zumbiel has always taken food safety very seriously," said Quality Assurance Director, Terrence Price, "and we are proud to receive this certification as a result of all the hard work our team does every day to ensure product safety and quality."

About Zumbiel Packaging As one of the largest independent paperboard packaging companies in the U.S., Zumbiel has provided a wide range of innovative packaging solutions to clients in the beverage, food and general consumer product markets for 170 years. Zumbiel Packaging is a family-owned, award-winning company that holds SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) chain-of-custody certifications, and is ISO 9001:2008 registered with a focus on cGMP.

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