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Ardagh’s Missouri and Oklahoma facilities secure FSSC 22000 food safety system certification

Ardagh Group, Glass – North America, a division of Ardagh Group announced that its Pevely glass manufacturing facility in Missouri and Sapulpa glass manufacturing facility in Oklahoma fachieved FSSC 22000 food safety system certification.

Ardagh Group, Glass – North America quality vice president Mike Fair said: "FSSC 22000 Certification is a direct reflection of Ardagh Group's commitment to driving continuous improvement in food safety management systems within our facilities for the safety and well-being of both our customers and consumers.”

In order to achieve certification, the Pevely and Sapulpa facilities were required to demonstrate they had effectively implemented a robust food safety management system based on FSSC 22000 requirements.

With these recent achievements, there are now a total of eight Ardagh Group glass manufacturing facilities in North America that are FSSC 22000 certified. In addition to Pevely and Sapulpa, Ardagh Group's Burlington, Wis.; Dunkirk, Ind.; Henderson, N.C.; Lincoln, Ill.; Port Allegany, Pa.; and Ruston, La., facilities are FSSC 22000 Certified.

As the trusted and proven packaging for health, taste and the environment, glass is the only widely-used food packaging granted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) status of "GRAS" or generally recognized as safe – the highest standard.

For more than 125 years, Ardagh Group has been producing innovative glass bottles in the U.S.

Ardagh Group is a global leader in glass and metal packaging solutions, producing packaging for most of the world's leading food, beverage and consumer brands. We operate 109 facilities in 22 countries, employ approximately 23,500 people and have global sales exceeding approximately $8.6 billion.