Certifications & Affiliations

Certifications and Affiliations

Drug Master File (DMF) – Since March 2007, Jamestown has maintained a file with the FDA for Type III Packaging Materials and Components. The purpose of this is to certify that the coating and materials used meet all of the prescribed criteria outlined in the specific CFR designation required for the product end use. The DMF serves to protect the formula confidentiality while providing access of information to the packaging converter.

Health Canada – Jamestown files with the Chemical Health Hazard Assessment Division, Food Packaging Materials and Incidental Additives Section, when required to obtain “Letters of No Objection” based on the formulation and intended end use.

Maintaining High Quality Standards

ISO 9000 is a family of standards for quality management systems, and is maintained by ISO, the International Organization for Standardization. Jamestown was one of the first companies in the world to receive ISO 9001:1994 Certification. This was the most comprehensive ISO 9000 component at the time.

In 1997, QS 9000 Certification was also obtained. QS 9000 standards are developed and maintained by the Chrysler/Ford/General Motors Supplier Quality Requirements Task Force. In 2003, the company transitioned from ISO 9001:1994 with QS 9000:1998, to the ISO 9001:2000 Standard. QS 9000 certification was not pursued due to the company’s strategic shift toward non-automotive coatings.

Jamestown’s most recent ISO 9001:2008 certification was attained on November 17, 2011. Development, manufacture, laboratory testing, and shipment of industrial coatings for original equipment manufacturers were all processes included in the certification.

All ISO audits have been performed by SGS, a world-recognized auditing firm.
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