Lamitech, an established leader in the converting of paperboard in North America, announced that its production facility has passed its food safety inspection and audit performed by the American Institute of Baking (AIB) International. This certificate of achievement signifies that Lamitech produces clean, safe paperboard products qualified for use in the food industry.
AIB conducted an inspection and audit of the facility on August 4, 2014. Lamitech received 935 out of 1,000 possible points, a Superior rating, and delivered near-perfect scores of 195 out of 200 points in three of five categories. As part of the review process, Lamitech was asked to demonstrate performance in the areas of operational methods and personnel practices, cleaning procedures, integrated pest control, overall maintenance and thoroughness of documentation to validate on-going activities. This activity is in support of the formal corporate HACCP plan.
AIB International is one of the oldest and most recognized independent inspection bodies. With this achievement, Lamitech is among a select number of paperboard manufacturers to successfully achieve a third-party safety inspection/audit for its food-contact products. AIB’s review process uses consolidated standards that prescribe to the requirements of superior food safety procedures and are recognized by food companies as a measure of world-class programs. AIB audit success demands that rigorous quality control processes and programs be in place throughout the manufacturing environment to ensure contamination-free products that are used in the food industry. Lamitech’s certificate of achievement is good for one year.
“As an expanding leader in the converting and fabricating of paperboard for direct food packaging, we have an obligation to protect the valuable brands of the companies that we serve, to reinforce their product reputation and customer loyalty as well as meet the increased food safety requirements being requested by their customers down the supply chain.” said Adam Reiser, vp and general manager of Lamitech. “Lamitech has always had a commitment of taking care of our customers’ needs through the pursuit of excellence in our products, production processes and dependable performance, setting us apart from our competition. To further that commitment, we are extremely proud of this AIB recognition allowing us to better serve our existing customers and enabling us to broaden our business scope into other food industries.”
Lamitech is a fully integrated and independent paperboard manufacturing company, with internal capabilities for laminating and converting. They offer a wide selection of product stock for printing, display and food industries. Using a range of finest virgin grades to the more cost-efficient recycled paper stock, Lamitech can provide the mix of quality and price to meet all of its customers’ needs. Lamitech’s reputation, since founded in 1994, has been based on strong customer commitment, responsive service, quality assurance and upmost integrity in relationships. Headquartered in Cranbury, NJ; Lamitech also has locations in Santa Cruz, CA and Rockland, MA. For more information, visit www.lamitech.com. Details of the inspection/audit results are available upon request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.