Thanks for the 'heads up' Albert. Let us know when the documents are available and where they are so we can review them.
The Packaging Association of Canada (PAC) has developed new PACsecure voluntary food packaging-specific safety standards designed to help packaging converters harmonize with the international protocol long used by the global food and beverage industry: Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP). The website for this program is: www.pac.ca/Services/HACCPhome.html The 70 member committee that developed these standards represented a cross section of manufacturers and users, including a significant number of multi-national food companies. It is anticipated that PACsecure will be reviewed and recognized by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency when its recognition program for industry-led HACCP-based programs in launched (this will mirror its existing recognition program for on-farm food safety programs).
As of early 2008, the following modules are available to PAC members and to non-members:
Generic Food Safety – Prerequisite Program
StandardsFlexible Plastics – Generic HACCP Plan
StandardsRigid Plastics – Generic HACCP Plan
StandardsPaper – Generic HACCP Plan
StandardsIn preparation and expected to be released later in 2008 are: