7 June 2024

Ensuring quality and food safety

At Verallia, we offer innovative, customised and environmentally friendly solutions. On top of being the most protective packaging for food and beverages, glass is designed to deliver great consumer experience. It also creates differentiation through bespoke decoration and engraving and labelling. Our commitment to quality is therefore key to our continuous improvement process, involving all stakeholders. By strictly applying food safety standards, we aim to enhance customer satisfaction from production through to end consumer. Food safety is integral to our quality management system and applies to all employees.

Building a strong corporate culture and continuous training

Verallia’s dedication to quality begins with fostering a culture that prioritizes food safety. This is achieved through comprehensive training programs that include all employees, regardless of their roles. These training sessions ensure that everyone, from the production line to administrative staff, understands the critical importance of food safety. The Group has implemented extensive e-learning programmes, making food safety education accessible to every new hire. The training is reinforced with campaigns like “How to work safely and ensure customer quality,” emphasizing the practical application of safety protocols to prevent contamination and ensure product integrity.

Making regulatory compliance as a standard

Verallia operates under stringent international standards to guarantee the highest levels of food safety. All of our 34 glass production sites are certified under ISO 22000, and most of them achieving the highest level of certification recognized by the GFSI, such as FSSC 22000 or BRC. This rigorous certification process ensures that our food safety management systems are robust and consistently applied across all locations. Compliance with these standards is monitored and maintained through regular audits and updates to our processes, ensuring that we not only meet but often exceed regulatory requirements.

Achieving operational excellence in quality and food safety

Operational excellence at Verallia means standardising our procedures across all plants to ensure consistency. This includes the use of advanced technologies for defect detection and the implementation of a sophisticated software package to monitor and control production parameters. By doing so, we can anticipate and mitigate potential risks that could affect product quality. Additionally, all transport vehicles used for delivering our products are subject to checks to prevent contamination during transit. Our continuous improvement approach is driven by a commitment to achieving right-first-time quality, minimising waste, and ensuring the safety of every product that leaves our facilities.

Verallia’s strategic focus on quality and food safety is a testimony to our dedication to provide safe and reliable glass packaging that meets the highest standards of quality and customer satisfaction. Through robust training programmes, stringent regulatory compliance, and operational excellence, we strive to uphold and enhance our reputation as a leader in the glass packaging.