Robert Mann Packaging has received an A grade for the second straight year from the British Retail Consortium, as measured by the latter’s program of global standards for packaging and packaging material.
The Salinas, Calif.-based company manufactures corrugated fiber board containers for the produce, meat and seafood packing and fresh-cut floral industries from its 333,000-square-foot facility.
In 2012, Robert Mann Packaging became the first corrugated manufacturer in the U.S. to achieve the consortium’s global standard certification for packaging and packaging material, according to a news release, reflecting food safety and quality criteria. As the audit process went on, the certification grade improved to A — the highest — in August 2013. That was repeated in the latest audit period.
“The BRC certification...helps you drive standard ops and best manufacturing practices in the plant, and that’s what we’ve done,” Steven Carroll, president, said in the release.
The food safety staff at Robert Mann Packaging is led by Brian Silva.
The consortium’s global standards meet or exceed specifications of the Global Food Safety Initiative.