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The packaging of food serves to protect its content, supplies information and is for labelling purposes of a product as well as promotion. Most foods cannot be stored without suitable packaging and are thus not marketable. A variety of materials is used for the packaging of foods. Apart from plastic and cardboard/paper, the most common packaging materials are tins made of aluminium or tinplate and glass jars, for example for baby food.
There are numerous requirements for packaging. Nowadays there are innovative packaging materials with functional properties, so-called active materials. However, there are legislative limitations: Packaging must not deceive consumers regarding the condition of the food. For example, packaging materials absorbing volatile amines (parameters for decay of a food) are not acceptable.
Packaging materials for food are not completely inert so that components like residual monomers or additives may migrate into the product. To avoid health hazards there are limits for the migration of substances into food – global migration and specific migration limits (SML) – depending on the toxicological assessment of substances.
You have a high quality product? Then consider appropriate packaging. We check your packaging for undesired substances.
Declaration of Non-Objection According to Food Law
We check compliance of your products according to legal requirements like consumer goods regulation 1935/2004, EC regulation 10/2011 (PIM) or BfR recommendations (Federal Institute for Risk Assessment). We support you with our knowhow in checking documentation according to the IFS packaging guideline which demands traceability of packaging material.
Recommended Maximum Residue Limits and Analytical Methodsmore
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