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Food Safety

Packaging matters
BY RYAN ATKINSON

Meat department precautions
Crown Poly is a Huntington Park, California-based global plastic
manufacturing company that supplies the supermarket industry. The
company offers a number of instore packaging options designed to
make the perimeter experience safer for all involved.
Among these is the Carniceria Meat Bag from Pull-n-Pack. The bags
come in a traditional red tint, a way to differentiate from other packaging throughout the fresh perimeter, and include safe handling instructions in black print, in both English and Spanish.
In addition, a stretchy linear low-density material prevents bones
from ripping the bag while a star-sealed bottom won't leak or tear,
according to the company. The bags are also FDA approved for safe and
sanitary food handling.

LEND A (CLEAN) HAND
While plastic bags and other packaging options can
help prevent cross contamination when consumers
are shopping in the meat department, it's usually
difficult for shoppers to bag their meats without
getting some residual liquid on their hands.
It's smart to place hand sanitizing stations or sanitizing
wipes nearby.
Purell's Elite TFX dispenser is designed for high-traffic
areas like supermarkets or restaurants. It features touchfree dispensing from both sides and a high-capacity drip
tray hides overflow.

SAFE FROM THE START
While packaging must help
shoppers keep their products
safe, that process begins with
the manufacturing of the packaging materials themselves.
Hartsville, South Carolinabased Novolex recently took an
extra step in letting its customers know that its products
were safe when it received Safe
Quality Food (SQF) third party
certifications for production of
food packaging materials at four
of its locations.
Facilities in Alsip, Illinois,
Chicago, and Orangeville,
Ontario, received the certifications. It was the first time the

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Alsip and Orangeville facilities
had obtained the certification. Two facilities in Chicago
that manufacture Bagcraft
products and the company's
line of General Packaging
received their annual SQF
Food Safety Level recertifications. "We're excited to add
Alsip and Orangeville  to our
list of SQF certified facilities,"
says Ben Mascarello, chief operating oficer at Novolex. "SQF
certifications tell our customers
that we meet important standards for packaging quality and
safety. And while every Novolex
facility fulfills its customer

quality requirements, third party
certifications offer our customers additional validation that
we are executing consistently
against a tightly defined set of
food safety standards."
Certification assures that
production of materials meets
the highest standards and
helps qualify manufacturers
to meet key customer specifications. Certifying bodies
follow a rigorous process that
can take up to 18 months for an
internal audit. The certification
of the Alsip manufacturing
center was performed by NSF
International, an independent

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public health and safety
organization. The Bagcraft and
General Packaging Production
facility audits were performed
by Intertek. Audits are underway or planned at additional
Novolex facilities.
"We have a plan to continue
the certifications of all Novolex
facilities, including those locations where it isn't expected
by our current customers,"
Mascarello says. "We have
dedicated resources to this
strategically important effort
as a part of our commitment to
manufacturing excellence and
food safety."

PURELL

WHEN CONSIDERING FOOD SAFETY, it's typical to begin with sanitation, cross-contamination, equipment, hygiene and any number of
other aspects. It's easy to forget the important role packaging plays in
keeping your food products as safe as possible.


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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019
Editor’s note - Perimeter power
Contents
The Wire - Kroger taking Apeel produce nationwide
Nielsen: Supermarket growth strongest on perimeter
Study says beef is the grocery sales champ
Walmart expanding Delivery Unlimited
Plant-based big with clean-label consumers
The fresh advantage
How much tech?
Bakery - Now trending
ARTISAN CHOCOLATE
Deli - Dining dilemma
DELI “MEATS”
Meat & Poultry - Premium cuts
Lamb
Produce - PACKAGED PRODUCE
Specialty fruits and vegetables
Seafood - VALUE-ADDED
Food Safety - Packaging matters
Commissary Insider
EQUIPMENT - DEPOSITING WITH SPEED, ACCURACY
SPOTLIGHT - VALUE-ADDED PRODUCE
TECHNOLOGY - SIMPLIFYING DISTRIBUTION
OPERATIONS - EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE
Product Showcase
Advertisers
Fresh Takes
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Study says beef is the grocery sales champ
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Plant-based big with clean-label consumers
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - The fresh advantage
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - TECHNOLOGY - SIMPLIFYING DISTRIBUTION
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