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Three Twin Rivers Paper mills certified to FSSC 22000 food packaging standard


June 10, 2021
By P&PC Staff

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The Twin Rivers Paper Company has earned the FSSC 22000 Certification for Food Packaging for its Lyonsdale, Mohawk Valley and Mill Street mills in New York.

FSSC 22000 is an international GSI-recognized food safety certification designed to improve consistency and integrity in all aspects of the food safety supply chain.

The Food Safety Certification requirements provide a rigorous system to manage food safety risks and provide safe products for use by companies in the food industry.

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Twin Rivers began filing for certification in 2018, which involved supplying many months of documented information, multiple training sessions and internal audits. This process, which promoted internal adjustments, put the company in an even stronger position of confidence in its food safety program as well as advancing its preparedness for both FSSC and customer audits.

“This certification allows us to further support what food and restaurant brands are asking for from their suppliers. It brings everybody in the supply chain under a single food safety management umbrella,” says Rachel Van Wychen, packaging director of Twin Rivers in a statement.

“Customers who purchase food at restaurants such as McDonald’s or Burger King can be assured that food safety is an integral part of the production process, starting with raw materials like paper and ending with the finished packaging.”

The Twin Rivers food packaging papers that are manufactured at its FSSC 22000 certified mills include brands such as Acadia, EcoBarrier, and EcoInfuse.

Twin Rivers is currently working towards achieving FSSC 22000 for its Madawaska Mill by the end of 2021.