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SupplyOne NY and SupplyOne Philadelphia "Excellence" distinction in GMP Food Safety Audit

SupplyOne Philadelphia and SupplyOne New York announced they had completed GMP Food Safety Audits through the Eagle Certification Group. Both locations have earned the "Excellence" distinction with scores exceeding 95 out of 100.

Safety and quality continue to be the top priority for our food processing and pharmaceutical customers because these consumers demand safe, high-quality, wholesome products.

"Our goal is to complement the focus of our customers' place on safe, high-quality materials and manufacturing processes. We do this by providing confidence that their packaging will protect their products and maximize freshness through packaging, repackaging, storage, distribution, and sales to their end-users," said Bill Sammons, SupplyOne's Corporate Director of Quality.

GMP, or Good Manufacturing Practices, are part of the Food and Drug Administration's Code of Federal Regulations, Part 110 (21 CFR 117). GMPs play a critical role in protecting products, but especially those intended for human consumption like food, beverages, and pharmaceutical items.

The GMP audit is designed to ensure that product contamination is prevented throughout the entire process from manufacturing to delivery to the customer, and are a prerequisite for SQF (Safe Quality Food) certification. GMP audits are conducted by non-biased, third party sources, through an evaluation that spans food safety systems, the manufacturing environment, material handling, and good distribution practices. 

Companies earn GMP recognition when they prove:

  • Food Safety Validation and Verification Processes
  • Appropriate Building and Facility Design and Management
  • Proper Documentation and Record-Keeping Practices
  • Effective Equipment and Preventative Maintenance Systems
  • Compliant Receiving, Storage, and Shipping Processes
  • Effective Recall and Traceability Systems.
  • Proper allergen management.
  • The company is adhering to prerequisite programs, such as sanitation and pest control.
  • Compliance with applicable regulatory standards is being maintained.
  •  The company is doing its due diligence for the safety of the customer.

The evaluation is thorough and covers all operating and environmental conditions.

"As packaging manufacturers and distributors, the way packaging is made, customized, handled, stored, and distributed all play a part in packaging safety. The GMP auditors review and evaluate our standards and practices, employee training, preventative maintenance programs, transportation, storage and cleaning, and sanitation practices. They are equally interested in our quality procedures, supplier monitoring, and product traceability, and more," said Sammons.

The GMP audit is entirely voluntary.  It is just one way SupplyOne demonstrates our commitment to the highest quality standards and protection of our customers' products. For example, SupplyOne's Food Packaging Specialists can engineer packaging to address specific consumer needs and expectations in concert with a customer's organizational and environmental standards. Services like SupplyOne's supplier qualification and packaging management programs can simplify the end-user quality management and compliance process.  

Bill Sammons said, "Our goal is to simplify packaging management and enable our customers to focus on what they do best."

SupplyOne is the packaging partner that cares about your product's safety and quality as much as you do. To learn more about how SupplyOne can help you with your food safety program and compliance, contact us, or call us at 485-582-2005.