Metsä Board has announced that the food safety procedures at its Kyro, Äänekoski and Husum mills have recently been certified according to the FSSC 22000 food safety standard. These certifications demonstrate that Metsä Board’s mill organisations comprehensively ensure the safety of their products for demanding end uses, such as direct contact with food.
The FSSC 22000 is a standard approved by the GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative). It defines a comprehensive food safety system that meets the demands of both the company's customers and consumers. GFSI approved standards enable the food industry to ensure food safety worldwide.
As a leading European producer of fresh fibre paperboard, Metsä Board wants to ensure that it operates according to the same standards as its customers in the food industry. All of its mills already have an ISO 22000 food safety system in place, and in addition to this, its Simpele mill had already introduced the FSSC 22000 system in 2017.
Marjatta Punkka, product safety manager, commented: ‘Consumers appreciate the benefits of traceable and renewable fresh fibre board, especially when it comes to direct food contact. At Metsä Board, we want to ensure that our paperboards are safe to use and that they meet the most stringent requirements now and in the future. The FSSC 22000 certifications are part of our continuous improvement practices and our strong commitment to food safety.’