Lovell Industries & Arengo Plastics accredited to FSSC Food Safety Standard

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PHOTO: Securing futures for local community – The Lovell group of companies, being rurally based, plays a vital role in the local community from which it operates. Receiving the FSSC 22000 v4.1 certification is a momentous achievement and testament to the hard work of over 250 employees from this rural area that are employed in the various facilities of the Lovell Group. This has had a visible impact on the well-being and general upliftment of the local community and securing futures for many more generations to come.

LOVELL Industries is one of the largest blister packaging manufacturers in South Africa and has, since its establishment in 1973, manufactured moulds and dies for various industries.

In the 1980s the focus of mould making naturally moved into the blister packaging sector and, since then, Lovell Industries’ business model has continued to evolve: the company now specialises solely in the production of top quality blisters, trays, inserts and various other packaging related items.

Lovell Industries, based in Bronkhorstspruit east of Pretoria, also specialises in the production of top quality food packaging, clear plastic blister packaging, food skillets, clamshell packaging, clear boxes, transportation and shrink-wrapping trays, box inserts, cooling tower media and various other thermoformed plastic related items.

To add to its incredible success as a proudly South African manufacturing business, Lovell Industries was recently successfully assessed and accredited to comply with the Food Safety System Certification FSSC 22000 v4.1 standards.The certification scheme for food safety management systems consists of the following elements: ISO 22000:2005, ISO/TS 22002-4:2013 and additional FSSC 22000 requirements (version 4.1).

The certificate is applicable for the scope of manufacturing (thermoforming/die-cutting) of rigid plastic (APET, RPET, PETG, HIPS, PP), blister packaging, display trays, cake lids/bases, food skillets, food clamshells, food trays, airline inflight trays, food punnets, biscuit skillets, chocolate skillets, clam shell packaging, clear tubes, clear boxes, clear die-cutting for the food industry; food chain (sub) category I.

Arengo Plastics is Lovell Industries’ sister company and supplies the extruded sheet which is used in thermoforming. Arengo has been manufacturing and supplying rigid extruded sheet to the thermoforming and printing signage industries since 2005. It was also recently assessed and accredited to comply with Food Safety System Certification FSSC 22000 v4.1 standards, applicable for the scope of manufacturing (extrusion) and supplying of rigid extruded plastic sheet (APET, RPET, PETG, HIPS, PP) for thermoforming/printing/die-cutting into food p.ackaging

More about FSSC 22000

The standard ensures consumer trust in the supply of safe food and drinks. The FSSC 22000 Food Safety System Certification provides a framework for effectively managing an organization's food safety responsibilities. FSSC 22000 is fully recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and is based on existing ISO standards. It demonstrates that a company has a robust food safety management system in place that meets the requirements of its customers and consumers.

  • For more information about Lovell Industries and the FSSC 22000 Food Safety Certification, contact Kyle Lovell (managing director), p. (013) 932 8000; Kyle@lovell.co.za