Liquibox Earns Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 3 Certification at Facility in Ashland, Ohio

August 5, 2019
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Leading global provider of flexible liquid packaging solutions, Liqui-Box Corporation earned a Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 3 Certification at its manufacturing facility in Ashland, Ohio, for the ninth consecutive year. The facility again received the highest level of certification, signaling peak food safety compliance.

Liqui-Box’s other manufacturing facilities in Sacramento, Calif., Upper Sandusky, Ohio, and Lake Wales, Fla., also are certified SQF Level 3.

The company’s state-of-the art facility in Ashland produces bag-in-box flexible packaging for the food, beverage, dairy and non-food industries, and houses a Global Technical Center for materials research and development.

Food processing stakeholders recognize the SQF certification program as the industry-standard measurement of food safety and quality. The program’s prestigiousness lends a higher degree of trust and acceptance in the global marketplace to products that are certified.

“A commitment to excellence is the hallmark of our corporate culture,” said Ken Swanson, CEO of Liqui-Box. “With this achievement, our customers can be assured we have the end-to-end system in place to protect and preserve food products on the way to their final destination, even those with limited shelf life and delicate biology. We can deliver on all fronts.”

SQF Level 3 Certification goes beyond food safety fundamentals by encompassing not just risk assessment and plan implementation, but preventative action that guards against poor quality or contamination. It is the highest bar set by the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI), the organization responsible for writing and maintaining the certification program.

About Liquibox

Founded in 1961, Liquibox is a global leader in liquid packaging and dispensing—working in partnership with customers to deliver high-quality, innovative solutions that achieve sustainable performance. In February 2020, Liquibox acquired DS Smith’s flexible packaging and Worldwide Dispensers that are now working as one across 21 locations powered by a global workforce of nearly 2,000 employees. The company is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia (USA).

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