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HACCP Certification | Food Safety | CMTP

About Food Safety

Food contamination events, including outbreaks of food poisoning, are a major health problem within Australia. The estimated number of food poisoning occurrences exceeds 2,000,000 per annum and there are many more cases of injury from foreign bodies. Additionally, a major incident can have catastrophic consequences for intangibles such as brand value and customer loyalty. So how do we prevent these occurrences? With certification.

CMTP is  proud to be the only Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) International certified pallet supplier in Australia due to our proprietary Pal-giene™ manufacturing process. Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) International is an accredited, global certification body that certificates and endorses equipment, materials and services sold to the regulated food industry.

Certification follows product or service assessment, by their team of auditors, using a process of risk assessment to verify the elimination or reduction of hazards, arising from the product or service, to the food stream and food environment.

Among the key benefits of certification include a verified “food safe”​ piece of equipment, fitting or service supplied to the food industry – providing peace of mind to the food safety.

We can now supply HACCP International Certified Hygiene pallets to our food industry suppliers. This is a huge win for the food industry as it means we can now produce a special range of Pal-giene™ certified food-safe pallets.

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Food Safety Certification in Practice

Obtaining this certification was an obvious next move for CMTP, as we wanted to stay ahead of the game with our history of innovation, leadership, and industry knowledge. We also felt that it was important to provide extra reassurance for our food industry customers. Our customers receive that peace of mind that the pallets they are using are certified.

“We’ve worked closely with HACCP International to ensure we’ve reached the strict criteria required to earn the certification” said Travis Meade, Managing Director of CMTP. 

As a national pallet supplier, we have demonstrated our products are fit for purpose and have undertaken the due diligence required on behalf of our customer. We have successfully differentiated our products from our competitors.

“We have always had excellent quality control in our business and adding to this is our strict processes we have in place as part of our ISPM-15 Export certification. We thought why not go the extra mile and get our pallets certified to meet the ever-increasing hygiene and quality demands of our food and beverage customers.”

The HACCP principles have been adopted all over the world, particularly in the USA, Europe, The Far East and Australasia. Increasingly, HACCP is becoming an important feature in the import/export process. It is recognised by all countries as the best method of food risk management. CMTP are excited to be amongst the businesses that are on their certified supplier list.

“It’s an important milestone within CMTP as we further cement our position as the most trusted pallet supplier to the food and beverage industries. We’re excited to be supporting the food industry with our high-quality products.” 

CMTP has been the leading supplier of pallets for fresh produce, beverage, including dairy and packaged food for over 45 years. CMTP believed it was important to take the next step in mitigating risk for the food and beverage industry. As the key supplier of pallets, CMTP have worked in conjunction with food suppliers to create a product that leads the way in product protection.

As an innovative organisation, CMTP have installed specialist equipment and machinery. Machines include, automated ripsaws, heat treatment and drying kilns and semi-automated pallet machines. This has allowed CMTP to keep up with supply and demand and grow into an adaptive, exciting business which listens to its customers. “This equipment has all been designed and manufactured with the special needs of the food and beverage industry in mind.”

When we can grow our business by supporting our customer’s needs, there is no question. If we can play a part in improving processes, showing further leadership and decision making, that’s our business.

CMTP anticipate their HACCP International Product Certification will lead to new opportunities and peace of mind for their customers and new old.

To learn more about the work that we’re doing, please contact us today.

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