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We understand the challenges of your industry, that’s why we have designed a series of hygienic packaging solutions. Their versatile and simplified design helps you to overcome any hygiene obstacles, eliminating the risk of contaminated products and boosting your brands’ image on the shelf.

Increasing food safety requirements and consumer awareness towards product contaminants and allergens are driving changes within the packaging industry. That is why the food safety standards – the world over – must now be in line with the expectations of global governing bodies, such as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food Standards Agency (FSA), British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standards, and for machinery producers, such as Bosch, the European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG). In addition, the FDA passed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in 2011, which shifted the focus from responding to outbreak towards preventing them.

If these guidelines are not met it could lead to product recalls and ultimately – a loss of customer trust, arguably your biggest asset.

Eliminate the threat

Enhancing trust in food is a growing concern in a climate where public confidence in food producers, processes and sellers – even government regulators – has been rocked by many high-profile scandalsHaving a product recalled, due to food hygiene or safety issues, will cost a company on average $10 million* and under FSMA there only needs to be “reason to believe” that the food has been adulterated or misbranded to take action or recall.With the USDA and FSA increasing their food safety regulations year on year, it’s vital that you keep your product safe, secure and most importantly - on the shelf.

* “Recall Execution Effectiveness: Collaborative Approaches to Improving Consumer Safety and Confidence,” Deloitte on behalf of the Food Marketing Institute (“FMI”), the Grocery Manufacturers Association (“GMA”), and GS1 U.S., June 2010