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Multi-Plastics employee receives AIB certification

April 25, 2011

Cathy Smolkovich’s HACCP certification covers knowledge of food safety hazards.

Cathy Smolkovich, Illinois office and production assistant for Multi-Plastics Inc., has received HACCP On Demand certification from AIB International on March 23, 2011. According to AIB, HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) is “a systematic approach to the identification, evaluation, and control of food safety hazards.” It is an internationally recognized system used to identify and control food safety hazards.

As a supplier of flexible packaging films, carton window films, and food insert materials, Multi-Plastics recognizes the importance packaging suppliers play within the food safety chain. Since 2008, six North American distribution facilities have been audited yearly and continue to receive excellent or superior ratings from AIB International.

“Smolkovich will be our key contact person for training and maintaining all critical control points at our distribution facilities across North America,” says Stephen P. Parsio, vice president of manufacturing at Multi-Plastics. “This program will enable us to ensure that our products are as safe as technology allows.”

AIB International (American Institute of Baking) is committed to protecting the safety of the food supply chain and delivering high value technical and educational programs. The HACCP accreditation is an integral part of its comprehensive AIB Integrated Quality Management System. The course meets the Education Requirements of 9 CFR417 (USDA Products) and is accredited by the International HACCP Alliance.

Since 1979, Multi-Plastics has been slitting and converting thin gauge plastic film in rolls and sheets to the envelope, carton, label, printing, and packaging industries. Headquarters is in Lewis Center, OH, USA.