Investment in our GCUBE Food IBC capabilities for the food and beverage industry continues as we expand our footprint of facilities, invest in food safe technology, equipment and materials, and strive for the highest certifications in food safety.
Greif’s IBC facilities in Alsip, IL and Lavonia, GA have been a key part of the strategy to grow and support food related market opportunities, with significant investment in state of the art blow molding machines and cleanliness procedures. Both facilities continue to hold a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognized SQF certification, marking another strong sign of progress and giving strong assurances of operational integrity to food customers. “In addition to the two currently certified plants we are currently evaluating our third NA plant in Baytown, TX,” said Kevin Kling, Greif NA IBC and Plastic Product Manager.
Greif’s IBC accessories site in Bottanuco, Italy holds the FSSC 22000 certificate, which like SQF is another GFSI recognized scheme. Investment has been made in a high care production department, with a special blue resin floor to further enhance the cleanliness of the site and eliminate the presence of wooden pallets from the operational areas, totally removing any risk of potential contamination.
Enhancements have also been made to our IBC accessories to ensure that they are fully compatible with food products.
Examples include the over-coated HDPE disc and GCUBE branded butterfly valve aluminum foil seal designed to remove the risk of product counterfeiting while also offering customers the reassurance of improved product protection.
“All of these recent developments and investments demonstrate Greif’s commitment to delivering the highest level of cleanliness and food safety standards to its customers,” said Kling. “Customers can be assured that the supply chain for the full GCUBE Food portfolio is produced in highly controlled, safe facilities using the latest technologies and fully automated production and assembly lines.”
Greif’s GCUBE Food packaging solutions are used for the following products:
Our wide range of specifications and unique features allows you to customize your IBC’s to meet your exact needs
Luca Bettoni, Global IBC Product Manager at Greif
“Importantly, investment in food safety at Greif is not limited to IBC production alone. We have proactively worked closely with our customers in the food industry to ensure that we take appropriate measures to prevent product contamination throughout the entire supply chain,” explains Luca Bettoni, Greif EMEA IBC and Plastic Product Manager.