As a label supplier to many national and private label food companies and more; Fort Dearborn Company recognized and required that operational compliance to product safety standards is on-going. Many of their facilities were already ISO 9000 Certified however; the company wanted to enhance their quality program and each facility’s specific HACCP program for Certification under one of the GFSI Benchmarked Schemes as a food chain supplier.
There were some challenges along the way but through consistent efforts Fort Dearborn Company has achieved Certification to BRC Global Standard for Packaging at 11 facilities across US and Canada.
THIS IS TRULY CREDITED TO A CONSOLIDATED EFFORT FROM ALL LEVELS AND ASSOCIATES THROUGHOUT THE COMPANY.
"..I credit Joan's teaching style and knowledge as getting the required buy-in from departments other than just quality for the HACCP program implementation."
C. Rhodes, Corporate Quality Assurance Manager, Fort Dearborn Company
Fort Dearborn already had well-established practices that aligned with product food safety requirements, they just needed to spotlight this.
The approach was to leverage the skills, systems and processes in place and develop a strong HACCP Program to be incorporated into their unified Quality Management System at all the plants. Through the training sessions, we had representation from all of the functional departments and focused on how their roles in the business complimented the overall success of the program. The outcome established a blueprint for quality and product safety compliance at all plants.
Maintaining high-quality standards and achieving global recognition is FDC’s commitment to continuous improvement and serving their customers.
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