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 “The opportunity to discuss best practices with other production people was great. I took a lot of ideas back with me and I look forward to the next forum.”

—Tim Castor, Operations Manager
Menasha Packaging Corp.

“Our production manager found the forum very useful… thank you!”

—Robert Bruce, President and CEO
Beresford Box Co., Inc.

Technical and Production Forum:

Good Manufacturing Practices and Food Safety

Friday, April 4, 2014 • Royal Sonesta Hotel, New Orleans, LA

Plant managers, technical directors, front-line designers, salespeople, and department leaders will share good manufacturing practices and learn more about critical food safety issues. This workshop will take place at the PPC Spring Meeting.

  (includes dinner on Thursday)
PPC Members: $495   Limited space available.
Students: $295


A block of rooms at the discounted rate of $209 has been set aside at:
      Royal Sonesta Hotel
300 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130 USA
To book your room, call 1-(800)-SONESTA or (617) 658-0078, and ask for the special Paperboard Packaging Council rate
, no later than March 4, 2014!

Discounted Airfare
PPC has partnered with Delta and American Airlines to offer discounted airfare to New Orleans for Spring Meeting 2014! Follow the directions below:

Delta Air Lines: Visit delta.com, select "Book A Trip," click "More Search Options," and enter meeting code NMHMZ in the "Meeting Event Code" box. Reservations may also be made by calling (800) 328-1111 Mon.-Fri., 8 am-8 pm EST. (There is a fee for booking over the phone.)
American Airlines: Go to aa.com, select "Plan Travel," then "Flights." Enter flight information and then use authorization code 8134DM in the "Promotion Code" box.


Louis Armstrong International Airport, 900 Airline Drive, Kenner, LA 70062

A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is available for $20 one way, or $38 round trip per person. Taxis are also available at the airport for typically $33 or $14 per person for 3+ passengers.

Temperatures in New Orleans in April typically range from the upper 70s to the mid 80s (Fahrenheit).

Larry Dworkin
Government Relations Director
Packaging Association of Canada

Larry will explain corporate management’s responsibilities under the Global Food Safety Initiative and will discuss how this initiative provides good manufacturing practices for plants that do not produce food packaging.

Kris Middleton
Technical Manager, Agri-Food
SAI Global 

Kris will outline how to properly implement the various food safety systems required for various certifications and what to expect during a certification audit. He will detail out how such audits are conducted and how you can best prepare for auditor questions about your particular procedures and practices.

Member Case Studies Panel, including:

Member experts in quality control, operations, and technical standards will share their professional experiences and best practices on good manufacturing practices and food safety.

    • Doug McLaughlin, Director of Operations, CPD (East Coast and Microwave) at Graphic Packaging International (with a focus on food safety)
    • David Keeler, Director of Quality and Technology at MeadWestvaco Corp.
    • Simon Jalali, Quality Manager of American Carton Co.
    • Justin Basso, Corporate Environmental Health and Safety Manager at Graphic Packaging International
    • Jeff Samek, Director of Food Safety & Quality Assurance at Specialty Finishing
    • Ken Petty, President of Indiana Carton Company

Or call (413) 686-9191.

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