ePac flexible packaging helps promote food safety in
Austin, Texas, USA, March 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ePac Flexible Packaging, whose mission is to help small and medium-sized businesses grow while being accretive to the communities it serves, has turned his gaze towards Ghana, in Africa. With plans to commission a manufacturing plant in Ghana soon, the company partnered with local authorities to host a seminar titled: Capacity Building in Flexible Packaging to Improve Food Safety and Quality for MSMEs in the African Free Trade Area.
Attracting over 100 participants, the workshop took place on March 16-17, 2022 and was the result of a partnership between ePac Ghana, Ghana Food and Drug Authority, Ghana Standards Authority and Ecobank Ghana Ltd. Its goal was to educate regulators to serve local brands on the role packaging plays in food safety and marketing. Workshop participants included regulators, the Consumer Protection Agency, Ghana Business Agency, Ghana Standards Authority, academia, Ghana Export Promotion and government officials. Food and Drug Authority.
At the conference, Ms. Delese Darko, Director General of the Food and Drugs Authority, instructed Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to ensure high packaging standards are met to ensure their products are competitive. She said packaging had been the major limitation for entrepreneurs in Ghana. The workshop introduced the latest international food packaging and safety standards to the FDA and GSA to fully equip them to support local brand owners and consumers.
ePac Ghana was commended by Ms. Darko for its position in building the capacity of SMEs in the area of flexible packaging to promote safe handling, storage and transportation of products.
Ms. Velda Sosah, CFO of ePac Ghana, said the limited availability of packaging solutions, which met local and international market requirements, was a challenge for Made in Ghana products. “It also limits the ability of producers to improve product quality to meet the standards of an increasingly demanding consumer, which has led to an increase in imported products,” she added.
The food packaging landscape in Ghana is changing, driven by technology, commerce and a desire to support local entrepreneurs. The country faces ongoing challenges in the face of climate change and food scarcity, in which ePac wishes to play a positive role. Efficient standards and professional packaging help extend product shelf life and reduce food loss.
About ePac flexible packaging
Founded in 2016 with a mission to help small and medium businesses grow and compete with big brands, ePac has 23 locations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. ePac is 100% digital and leverages the latest digital printing and workflow technologies, delivering fast time to market and low minimum orders. ePac offers a full range of sustainable film options, while its printing technology platform is carbon neutral and inherently environmentally friendly. Additionally, the company offers true on-demand ordering capability, helping brands reduce inventory and obsolescence.
For more information, visit epacflexibles.com.