Packaging facility meets rigorous food safety criteria for food contact.

Georgia-Pacific (www.gp.com/packaging), a leading manufacturer and marketer of corrugated materials, announces that its corrugated facility in Chicago, IL. has fulfilled the requirements of the International Consolidated Standards for Food Contact Packaging from the American Institute of Baking (AIB). The facility received recognition of accomplishment after its February 2012 inspection, joining the ranks of more than fifteen other Georgia-Pacific Packaging facilities throughout North America that have met these rigorous food safety criteria.

“Safety and customer focus are part of our DNA and everything we do,” says Robert Frazier, quality manager at Georgia-Pacific Packaging. “We understand the important role our packaging plays in the safety and quality of our customers’ products. We have worked hard to achieve this goal as part of our commitment to continuous improvement.”

AIB’s Food Contact Packaging recognition of accomplishment signifies that Georgia-Pacific Packaging’s Chicago facility meets industry best practices and strict regulatory requirements. The facility has been deemed to be safe for the manufacture of packaging that may come into contact with food.

As part of its strict standards in Food Contact Packaging, AIB evaluates operational methods, employee practices, maintenance, cleaning and sanitizing, and pest control. This comprehensive approach is designed to provide enhanced criteria to compliment government regulatory standards.