The health and wellbeing of people across the globe depends on access to safe and nutritious food. With one in ten people worldwide falling ill from contaminated food annually, food safety standards are crucial for protecting the lives of all.
Food safety standards offer guidelines for food consumption, handling, transportation, storage, and more to ensure food is safe and nutritious when it reaches grocery store aisles. Achieving these standards is a shared responsibility across the whole supply chain, from producers and manufacturers to retailers and consumers.
Plastic innovation is critical to food safety along the supply chain. From food preservation to essential protection from disease, plastic’s protective properties help improve the lives of people everywhere, offering several advantages:
- Reduced spread of food-related diseases
- Prevention of harmful gases from being absorbed by perishable foods
- Tripling the longevity of certain fruits or vegetables
- Prevention of food waste and spoilage
- Dramatically reduced greenhouse gas emissions
As a global leader in food packaging production, Berry plays an important role in preventing foodborne illness. We strive to exceed the expectations of our customers across more than ten food sub-markets by providing high-quality rigid packaging and films that meet safety standards and performance needs, such as heating or cooling temperature requirements.
To help raise the bar for food safety globally, we partner with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and encourage our facilities across the globe to participate in quality system standards and third-party certifications. To date, over 120 of Berry’s food packaging production facilities have achieved food safety certifications, including Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000, Safe Quality Food (SQF), and BRCGS Food Safety Standard, – offering increased control over food safety hazards for our customers.