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Food Grade FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions: Food Grade Bags

WHAT ARE FOOD GRADE FIBCS?

Food grade bulk bags are made with resins meeting FDA standards with the intent of putting food products into the bags.  Food grade FIBCs are manufactured in a clean room facility that can be certified by a food safety standard like SQF, AIB, and/or BRC.
 

WHAT IS A FOOD GRADE CERTIFIED BULK BAG?

A bulk bag that is manufactured in a facility that has undergone an audit and is certified by a food safety standard like the American Institute of Baking (AIB), Safe Quality Foods (SQF), British Retail Consortium (BRC), etc.
 

DO YOUR FOOD GRADE BULK BAGS MEET FDA REQUIREMENTS?

Yes. All the resin used to make our bags meet the FDA requirements for food grade packaging.
 

What is SQF?

It stands for Safe Quality Food. It is a certification program to ensure food safety. SQF is a system to manage risks and ensure product safety.
 

Is Global-Pak SQF Certified?

Yes, Global-Pak has been SQF certified since 2013.
 

Do you or your suppliers have any 3rd party certifications?  

Yes, we are SQF Level 2 Certified and GFSI Compliant, and our food grade bulk bag suppliers also maintain the SQF certifications for these products. For more detail on third party certifications, please view read more on the SQF/Food Grade Page of our site.
 

Do I need a food grade bulk bag?

This is dependent on what you are putting in the bulk bag. Food products, processing, or packaging is likely to require a food grade bag in most cases. Our team can help answer any food grade questions, so please request a quote or call 888-225-9828.
 

DO YOU HAVE A HACCP PLAN? 

Yes, our manufacturer has an HACCP plan in place for manufacturing bulk bags.
 

WHAT IS HACCP? 

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points - HAACP is a systematic preventive guideline to food safety.  HACCP is used in the food industry to identify potential food safety hazards, where actions, known as Critical Control Points (CCP's) can be taken to reduce or eliminate the risk of the hazards occurring.
 

WHAT DOES HACCP STAND FOR? 

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point.
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