With a vision of safe food for consumers everywhere, food industry leaders created The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) in 2000 to reduce food safety risks and build trust throughout the supply chain. GFSI drives continuous improvement in food safety management systems around the world.

NovolexTM, a leader in paper and plastic packaging, serves a variety of industries and markets, including food service, hospitality and grocery. The following Novolex brand manufacturing locations have been certified by an accredited certifying body as noted below.


SQF Level 3 (Food Safety & Quality)
Baxter Springs

SQF Level 2 (Food Safety)
Chicago, IL

SQF Level 2 (Food Safety)
Vancouver, WA


SQF Level 2 (Food Safety)
Montreal, QC
Toronto, ON


SQF Level 1 (Food Safety Fundamentals)
Alsip, IL

SQF Level 2 (Food Safety)
Richwood, KY
Jackson, TN
Florence, KY


SQF Level 3 (Food Safety & Quality)
Mount Vernon, OH
Franklin, OH
Reno, NV



SQF Level 2 (Food Safety)
Coldwater, OH
Shawano, WI
Garland, TX
Orangeville, ON Canada
Yakima, WA


SQF Level 2 (Food Safety)
Chicago, IL


Holley, NY
Chattanooga, TN
Houston, TX
Chelmsford, MA
Lancaster, TX
City of Industry, CA
Boulder, CO

SQF Level 2
Bremen, GA


Milton Keynes, UK
Bridgewater, UK
Arklow, Ireland


Brampton, ON
Thermoforming Site – Montreal, QC
Injection Molding Site – Montreal, QC



What is GFSI?

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is a private organization, established in 2000 and managed by an international trade association, the Consumer Goods Forum. GFSI is focused on the continuous improvement of food safety management systems along all steps of the supply chain to ensure confidence in the delivery of safe food to consumers worldwide. GFSI provides a platform for collaboration between some of the world’s leading food safety experts from retailers, manufacturers and food service companies, food packaging providers, service providers associated with the food supply chain, international organizations, academia and government.

What is SQF?

SQF stands for Safe Quality Food and is a global food safety program, recognized by the GFSI. To achieve SQF certification, suppliers complete extensive training; develop, document, and implement food safety and quality plans; and undergo a third-party audit. SQF certification provides assurance that the products sold by certified manufactures such as Novolex have passed rigorous international standards for food safety and quality.

What is BRC?

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is a trade association in the UK food retail industry created in 1992. The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety is recognized by the GFSI and was developed by food industry experts from retailers, manufacturers and food service organizations. The Standard provides a framework to manage product safety, integrity, legality and quality, and the operational controls for these criteria in the food and food ingredient manufacturing, processing and packing industry.

What is FSSC 22000?

The FSSC 22000 Food Safety System Certification provides a framework for effectively managing an organization’s food safety responsibilities. FSSC 22000 is recognized by the GFSI and is based on existing ISO Standards. The certification demonstrates a company has a robust Food Safety Management System in place that meets the requirements of customers and consumers.