Certifications and Associations

Packaging is a key component of food preservation, food protection from contaminants, and the main method of communication to retail consumers regarding ingredients and potential allergens present in their food purchases. Tempo Plastics ensures all relevant and required certifications are adhered to and maintained regularly. Our Integrated Health and Safety, Food Safety and Quality Management Systems provide the standards and controls that enable Tempo Plastics to maintain our high standards of producing quality packaging and meet your product requirements.

Tempo Plastics Limited has been certified since 1996 to a Quality Management System, and currently we are ISO 9001: 2008. ISO has been the cornerstone of all aspects of our company. It also formatted the framework for us to adopt Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) identified through the HACCP food safety program PACsecure in 2010.

Building on this already solid foundation led us to enhance our food safety program to achieve certification in 2013 to IFS PACsecure which is recognized as a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). The IFS PACsecure Standard, developed in conjunction with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and a broad spectrum of industry representatives, specifically applies to all forms of primary and secondary packaging materials. Our diverse customer base and ever expanding marketplace involves on-site audits for various quality systems. We have participated in Ethical and Food Safety audits for large multi-national corporations always with great success and recognition.

Tempo Plastics is FSSC 22000 certified, a GFSI-recognized Standard for the assessment of packaging material suppliers and converters. The FSSC 22000 food safety scheme is an independent, ISO-based safety standard that promotes transparency throughout your food supply chain. It is based on the ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System standard.

PAC Members

PAC Packaging Consortium is a not-for-profit corporation that includes over 2,100 members throughout the packaging value chain. No one is excluded! Our networking process includes PAC webinars, seminars, conferences, competitions, facility tours, education programs, trade shows, technical work groups and social activities i.e. golf tournaments.

Tempo Plastics is a member of the CPMA. Based in Ottawa, Ontario, the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) is a not-for-profit organization that represents companies that are active in the marketing of fresh fruits and fresh vegetables in Canada from the farm gate to the dinner plate. CPMA’s vision is to enable and lead the produce industry by enhancing the market and facilitating trade of fresh fruits and vegetables for its members!

Founded in 1958, the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) is the world’s leading professional society dedicated to the advancement of the flexographic printing industry. FTA represents nearly 1,300 company locations encompassing all aspects of the flexographic printing supply chain. Our members include printers/converters, consumer products companies, prepress providers, suppliers, graphic design firms, consultants, educators and students. Together we provide a wealth of products, services and shared cutting-edge knowledge to the flexo industry.

Tempo Plastics is an approved vendor of the USPS.

As the U.S. Postal Service continues its evolution as a forward-thinking, fast-acting company capable of providing quality products and services for its customers, it continues to remember and celebrate its roots as the first national network of communications that literally bound a nation together. Ours is a proud heritage built on a simple yet profound mission: Connect every American, every door, every business, everywhere through the simple act of delivering mail. This idea of universal service is at the heart of the $900 billion industry that drives commerce, plays an integral part in every American community and remains the greatest value of any post in the world. This is the promise and potential of the United States Postal Service.

Tempo Flexible Packaging is a Partner of the Canada Plastics Pact, and our CEO sits on the Advisory Board.

The Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) is a non-profit organisation founded in 1979 to promote private label. It is the only organisation of its kind, representing more than 4,500 member companies around the globe. Membership ranges from multinational corporations to small family-owned companies. Their products include food, beverages, snacks, health and beauty, household and kitchen, DIY, and personal and leisure products. Some manufacturers only do private label. Others manufacture well-known brands but also have private label operations. Tempo Flexible Packaging is a proud member of the PLMA