Danco Converting is proud to announce we have earned an Excellent rating from AIB International.
Who Is AIB International?
Formerly, the American Institute for Baking, AIB International was founded in 1919 as a technology and information transfer center for bakers and food processors. Their original mission was to “put science to work for the baker;” and since then, AIB is viewed as one of the world’s leading training organizations on food safety and quality.
In the Food Service packaging and manufacturing space, AIB is known for their warehouse inspections. Companies, like Danco, elect to invite AIB to do a yearly inspection that ensures their facilities and operations maintain excellent product integrity, are in compliance with the Food Safety Modernization ACT (FSMS), and earn Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognition.
Why Is a 3rd Party Audit Important?
Manufacturing and distribution companies in the Food Service industry are highly regulated, and for good reason. If there is food contamination anytime during the supply chain journey, it can cause harmful consequences for consumers. Beyond that, food service suppliers that go through recalls not only take a huge hit financially, but damage their reputation too.
That is why having an objective, expert party like AIB International confirm that food safety practices are exemplary at each stage of the supply chain. This is an integral part of the quality control process for food service suppliers.
What Does An AIB Inspection Entail For Food Contact Packaging Manufacturing Facilities?
AIB International standards include five categories that are used as a basis for inspection steps – all steps graded using a point system.
- Operational Methods and Personnel Practices
- Maintenance for Food Safety
- Cleaning Practices
- Integrated Pest Management
- Adequacy of Prerequisite and Food Safety Programs
Some categories apply more at the manufacturing level than at distribution.
Customers being concerned about the quality of their products and how they are manufactured is never going to go away, and it shouldn’t. Food safety and quality should always be heavily regulated to protect the end user and every person throughout the supply chain. That is why Danco views AIB International’s inspection as an invaluable resource in our commitment to producing the highest quality products under the highest standards.
“We can talk all day about how we provide the best quality paper products, but having a 3rd party audit us on our process validates our efforts, ” said Dan Mulvey Jr., Vice President of Danco Converting. “Giving our customers peace of mind and confidence in the products we offer is what our employees strive for everyday.”
For more information regarding Danco’s Excellent Rating from AIB International, get in contact with your Danco Sales Representative or fill out our Contact Form.