Thursday, March 29, 2012

COMPACT Meets ISO 22000 Food Safety Standards

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COMPACT supplies safe composite films for food contact to multinational and regional food producers.

Dammam-based COMPACT implements ISO 22000 food safety management system, meeting international statutory and regulatory food safety requirements. The Saudi composite films manufacturer attained ISO 22000 certification in March 2012.

ISO 22000, an international food safety standard, ensures that organizations throughout the food supply chain are safe for food contact. The international standard integrates principles of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system.

ISO 22000 also incorporates application steps developed by the Codex Alimentarius Commission. Created by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO), the Codex Alimentarius Commission provides food standards and guidelines under the FAO/WHO joint Food Standards Programme.

COMPACT Takes Key Steps to Achieve ISO 22000 Certification

Conducted by certifying body, Lloyds Register Quality Assurance, Stage 1 of the ISO 22000 certification audit took place on 6 February 2012 and Stage 2 of the audit from 8 – 10 March 2012. The first stage covered all documentation required for ISO 22000, while the second stage ensured that COMPACT adhered to the requirements in the documentation.

COMPACT modified infrastructure in accordance with HACCP requirements. The composite film manufacturer linked the printing section with the lamination section and the lamination section with the warehouse.

In order to keep dust and foreign hazards from entering the plant, the manufacturer installed double-door systems at the entrance of each section throughout the plant. Furthermore, to keep hygiene at required levels, COMPACT also installed a double-door system at the employee-entrance with a washing station.

COMPACT introduced several new documentations to fulfill all ISO 22000 and HACCP conditions including:

·    Food Safety Policy
·    Food Safety Manual
·    Internal audit procedure
·    Preventive action procedure
·    Prerequisite programs
·    Corrective action procedure
·    Handling of potentially unsafe products procedure
·    Operational Prerequisite programs
·    Recall Procedure
·    Control of documents procedure
·    Control of record procedure

Employee washing section

Double-seal entrance door

Fadi Mondalek, Area Internal System Auditor & Quality Specialist;
Waddah El Hajj, Area Quality Systems Manager;
Ziad Hammam, Area Internal System Auditor & Quality Specialist


Established in 1997, Napco Composite Packaging Technology Ltd. (COMPACT) manufactures a wide range of mono-layer, laminated and coated film structures for the food and beverage, industrial, pharmaceutical, paramedical, personal and home care sectors across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. With automated color-matching and roto printing, COMPACT enhances composite film packaging products.

COMPACT is a Napco company and a member of INDEVCO Flexible Packaging, a division of the multinational INDEVCO Group.

For More Information

Merched Nahmy
Marketing Manager
Napco Composite Packaging Technology Ltd. (COMPACT)
2nd Industrial City, Street #133
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
PO Box 31646
Al Khobar 31 952

Tel: +966-3-812-1244
Fax: +966-3-812-1322



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  1. Not all companies have facilities like this. It's really great that companies like COMPACT do care about the safety of their employees. Congratulations!

    1. Thank you for your comment, as we also appreciate individuals and companies whom appreciate the safety and Hygene of the working environment. Regards