Key Certifications Validate Quality of Our Products and Processes

Michelle MachenMauser News

Mauser Packaging Solutions pursues certifications that provide verification of the quality of our products and processes. While some certifications are required to meet governmental standards for packaging of specific materials or items, other certifications provide assurances to customers that our products and processes meet industry standards or are suitable for specific uses.

Some key certifications maintained by Mauser Packaging Solutions include:

ISO 9001

ISO 9001 sets out the criteria for quality management systems. This standard is based on several quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. Using ISO 9001 helps ensure that customers get consistent, good-quality products and services.

ISO 14001

ISO 14001 sets out the criteria for environmental management systems. It maps out a framework that a company or organization should follow to set up an effective environmental management system helping to continually improve the company or organization’s environmental impact. Companies that effectively follow this framework can receive the ISO 14001 certification.

Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)

The Global Food Safety Initiative is an organization that aims to improve food safety and business efficiency. While the Global Food Safety Initiative does not provide a food safety certification, it recognizes certification schemes that meet GFSI benchmarking requirements. Companies or organizations that hold GFSI recognized certification are referred to as “certified to a GFSI recognized standard”. Specific GFSI certifications held by Mauser Packaging Solutions include the Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) certification, and Safe Quality Food (SQF).

Interstate Milk Shipper Certification for Intermediate Bulk Containers (IMS/FDA)

IMS certification is needed to produce packaging for dairy products and consists of complying with the FDA regulations, which are revised and updated every two years.

Going through a certification process for a product or facility can be demanding and time consuming but the benefits of the process are worth the investment. Benefits of adhering to standards required for certifications include:

  • Providing a framework for meeting governmental regulations;
  • Becoming more competitive by offering products and services that are accepted globally;
  • Improved ability to enter new markets easily;
  • Growth in profits by offering products with greater quality, compatibility and safety;
  • Increased creditability and trust with our partners throughout the supply chain.