BOSTON — ePac Flexible Packaging announced Jan. 21 its Boston-based packaging plant is the first of the company’s several facilities to receive a Safe Quality Food (SQF) Certification. ePac says its goal is to eventually certify all its facilities through the SQF program.

The certification puts ePac’s Boston facility on par with high global food safety standards across the food supply chain.

“Since we opened last year the reception to our unique value proposition has been great. Locally based small and medium-sized brands, many focused on offering healthy food choices, can now rapidly go to market with great packaging on par with global brands,” said Tim Novak, managing partner of ePac Boston. “SQF certification gives our customers the confidence that their packaging supplier is every bit as concerned about food safety as they are.”

Currently, ePac operates facilities in Atlanta, Georgia; Austin; Boston; Boulder, Colorado; Chicago; Los Angeles; Miami; and Madison, Wisconsin. It plans to open a facility in St. Paul, Minnesota in early 2020, as well as a Philadelphia plant in February and a Richmond location in April.

In November 2019, the company announced a $100 million investment to more than double its HP printing capacity in the US.

Founded in 2016, ePac has been on a mission to rapidly expand in the US and European markets by serving small and medium-sized businesses in the pet food, snack, confection and nutritional supplement markets, among others.

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