A third-party auditor has gained approval to implement a set of standards that helps food packaging manufacturers become compliant with the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point food safety system.

The Packaging Association, Toronto, recently approved Intertek as a third-party auditor for PACsecure, a set of voluntary food packaging standards that apply to flexible plastic, rigid plastic and paper packaging, according to a news release.

The association developed PACsecure in partnership with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Intertek, a London-based management systems certification body, also offers inspection services and packaging testing laboratory services, according to the release.

Standards for glass and metal packaging are in development.

For more information on PACsecure, visit http://tinyurl.com/6faat59.