The Benefits of a SQF Certified Manufacturer
Imagine putting ice cream directly in to a tin can that came from a manufacturing facility. Well, it was done for years by Schwan’s Ice Cream. Each year, they would order a beautifully decorated can featuring a winter scene by renowned artist, Terry Redlin. Independent Can printed and manufactured those cans. In 2010, Schwan’s did a Nascar promotion featuring Jeff Gordon. Independent Can company won a print quality award that year for Best of Category in Specialty Cans.
Hundreds of customers that manufacture and distribute food products trust their brand and their reputation in the marketplace to Independent Can. We serve the confectionery, bakery and specialty food manufacturers as well as peanut packers and coffee roasters. When the highest quality is demanded such as for baby formula packaging, hermetic cans are a trusted package for protection from light, moisture, air and contaminants.
But back to the original question – Is it safe to put food directly into a can without a bag or liner? The answer is a resounding YES! The tin-plated steel, inks and coatings used by Independent Can are FDA approved for food contact. On top of that, we meet the high standards for food contact packaging through our scrupulous manufacturing practices.
Last year, ICC was certified by SQF (Safe Quality Food Institute) in all of our facilities which manufacture food contact packaging. The SQFI verifies that our systems have been properly validated and demonstrate continuous monitoring procedures. SQF is globally recognized by retailers and foodservice providers. SQF benefits extend to our customers that are pursuing their own certification.
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