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Food Safety Alliance for Packaging and the Institute of Packaging Professionals to Join Forces

The Food Safety Alliance for Packaging (FSAP) and the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) have come to an agreement in principle to merge the two organizations. Once completed, FSAP will become an operating unit of IoPP. The merger was approved by a vote of FSAP members on November 6th, 2009, and by IoPP’s Board of Directors on November 12th.

“FSAP’s members recognized the value of a partnership with IoPP,” says Wynn Wiksell, Manager, Packaging QRO of General Mills, and Chairman of FSAP. “Through this merger, FSAP will be better able to educate the packaging supply chain to reduce food safety issues.”

“IoPP is proud to support the good work of FSAP,” says Jane Chase, President of the Institute. “By bringing additional operational resources to bear, IoPP will be able to help FSAP develop training tools to elevate food safety awareness throughout the industry.”

FSAP has developed HACCP models for packaging materials in the categories of cartons, rigid plastics, cut and stack labels and composite cans. These models will be published in the near future, and will also serve as the basis for education and training programs for stakeholders. Additional models are under
development.


The Food Safety Alliance for Packaging has been organized to make sure that members of the Packaging Community – both in materials and equipment – understand their place in our important mission. The FSAP has joined together Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), service providers, trade associations, and packaging material and equipment suppliers to create food safety awareness and provide HACCP training. Visit www.foodsafetyallianceforpackaging.com.