John Meccia provides an overview of our GFSI initiative
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) was created in 2000 to prevent recalls and increase safety by providing a benchmark for food safety throughout the entire supply chain. GFSI directs continuous improvement in food safety management systems to ensure safe delivery to consumers worldwide.
But only a few companies, including CMS Technology, Inc., have invested the time and effort to reach the standard.
CMS Technology, which specializes in protein antimicrobial intervention systems, was one of the first service companies to provide GFSI-compliant chemical treatment products to the food safety industry. It now only sells products made in GFSI-certified environments.
We take great pride in providing the highest-quality products and services in the industry,” said CMS Technology CEO John Meccia. “Our customers asked us to implement the GFSI process to safeguard consumers. An important part of protecting consumer safety is to ensure our antimicrobial products are manufactured to the highest standards.
Peracetic acid, also known as PAA, is one of the company’s offerings. This environmentally friendly solution is used to kill bacteria, such as salmonella and campylobacter, in many poultry processing facilities in the country. PAA must be manufactured correctly to guarantee quality and effectiveness as it treats billions of pounds of food every year.
An important way food processors can guarantee products are manufactured to the highest quality is to purchase only from companies that are GFSI certified through entities like the Safe Quality Institute. The program awards certificates for manufacturing food processing aides and other materials to the strictest standards.
GFSI validates every step, from purchasing through production and packaging. The rigorous standards govern raw materials, utility control, quality control practices, traceability programs and critical control points, among many others.
CMS Technology invested thousands of man-hours to achieve GFSI certification. The company believes the expenditure was worth the effort.
We diligently work every day to maintain our certification,” said Meccia. “Food safety is important to all of us and the ability to meet the highest standards of quality is part of our responsibility to make the food supply safer for everyone.
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