Food Safely Packed in Cartons
Consumer health and safety is a top priority for food producers and also the cartonboard packaging industry. The materials used in the production of cartons as well as the rigorous work practices and procedures that are followed, safeguard this.
The paper and board industry has established an Industry Guideline for compliance with regulation in this field and best practice for hygiene management in the production of safe and functionally effective paper based products. The carton converting industry has a proven record in addressing any alerts that arise and has moved to using low migration inks and systematic risk procedures. Driving best practice is key to safeguarding consumer health and safety and the European Guide to Good Manufacturing Practice for Cartonboard-based Food Packaging focuses on the design, development and specification stages in the manufacturing process of cartons.
Use of low migration inks, food contact approved chemicals and raw materials and also barriers and coatings on the cartonboard substrate, minimises migration of unwanted substances from packaging into food.
New technologies are continuously developing to improve even further the performance of cartonboard packaging for food. Please see the section “Emerging Technologies” for more details.