Calumet Refining, LLC, Receives Highest Level of Food Safety Assurance

Highest Level of Food Safety

Calumet Specialty Products Partners receives highest level of food safety assurance at two facilities

Karns City, PA & Dickinson, TX— Calumet Specialty Products partner has achieved FSSC 22000 (Food Safety System Certification) at their Karns City, PA and Dickinson, TX plants. The FSSC 2200 certification is another example of Calumet’s pledge to deliver products of the highest quality and safety. The ISO-based certification recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) provides a systematic methodology to effectively identify and manage food safety risks. This Includes measures to demonstrate the product is safe to use and not contaminated with biological, chemical or physical contaminants.

“Food safety is a concern to everyone, which is why we took the steps to become FSSC 2200 certified,” said Dickinson Plant Manager Kim Westerlage. “It helped us reform our thought process on what ‘clean’ and ‘contamination-free’ means to the food industry. It required us to view ourselves as a food manufacturing and packing facility and implement risk assessment and procedures to mitigate issues.”

In addition to procedural changes, the certification process required capital improvements at both manufacturing facilities. This included upgrades to the warehouse entry doors with air drops and screens to prevent the entry of insects as well as other contamination prevention measures.

“This is a key example of Calumet’s specialty strategy in action,” remarked Karns City Plant Manager, Bill Cramer. “The certification sets Calumet apart from its competitors who are capable of the chemistry, but cannot comply with the rigorous quality standards.”

The FSSC 2200 accreditations were awarded by Lloyd’s Register Quality Auditors in August and September 2019. More information can be found on

About Penreco

Penreco® is a registered trademark of Calumet Refining, LLC, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. The Penreco® products are leading high-quality specialty Gelled Hydrocarbons (Versagel®, VersastiqueTM and Synergel® products) and unique lines of Petrolatums, Waxes, and White Mineral Oils for use in cosmetics, personal care, and pharmaceutical applications.

About Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P.

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: CLMT) is a master limited partnership and a leading independent producer of high-quality, specialty hydrocarbon products in North America. Calumet processes crude oil and other feedstocks into customized lubricating oils, solvents and waxes used in consumer, industrial and automotive products; produces fuel products including gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. Calumet is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and operates 11 manufacturing facilities located in Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

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