Schütz says the guidelines of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and its European counterparts restrict themselves to minimum requirements. The newly defined Schütz Foodcert standard, on the other hand, more than fulfils the needs of the food industry. With it, Schütz guarantees not just material safety, but full product and process safety throughout the supply chain, too.
Foodcert IBCs and drums comply not only with the provisions of international food law but also include additional risk-minimising features, are produced just-in-time to customer specification and offer full traceability. To ensure worldwide application of the Foodcert standard, Schütz is successively obtaining certification of all of its production plants to the latest industrial standard, FSSC 22000 (Food Safety System Certification, based on ISO 22000 and PAS 223), which has already been granted to the plants in Selters (Germany), Killala (Ireland), Montlingen (Switzerland), Moerdijk (Netherlands), Marcoussis (France), Doraville (USA)‚ Guarulhos (Brazil), Shanghai (China), Tianjin (China) and Nilai (Malaysia).