APC needed to ensure that it was compliant with FSMA Standards and its Environmental Marketing representations. Kate Chepeleff of CITEC has been instrumental in helping APC meet these high standards and representations. Her work with our staff has brought us to a new level.
CITEC Business Advisor Kate Chepeleff is a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual who is also FSSC 22000 auditor qualified, which means she has studied and understands the requirements of the FSMA for all facilities who need to follow food safety guidelines including any facility that manufactures, processes, packs or holds food for human or animal consumption in the U.S. She was able to work with APC to meet GMP standards for the FSMA as well as develop and implement a Food Safety Plan. Her audits of their system enabled APC to keep their largest client.
A similar audit was provided against the FTC standards to ensure that APC met the requirements for labeling their materials with the “80% recycled material” label. Even though all of APC’s incoming material was previously heading for the landfill, the FTC has strict guidelines about what may or may not be considered recycled. Chepeleff’s annual audit and report allow APC to demonstrate they have good systems in place to label their materials properly, helping APC to meet their customers' requirements for use of recycled materials.