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Food certification

tipos de certificado alimentario

Having access to safe and nutritious food is a matter of great importance to consumers around the world. This is why food certification guarantees that the manufacturing and packaging process complies with hygiene and safety regulations and principles. A criterion that, for Monouso, is of great importance.

What is a food certificate for packaging?

The safety of packaging materials requires precise assessment to prevent their chemical substances from being transferred to foodstuffs. A food packaging certificate ensures that manufacturers comply with regulations and that materials are safe for food.

Among the materials covered by this type of certification are metals and their alloys, wood and its derivatives, used as storage objects.

Types of food certificates for packaging

The manufacture of packaging must comply with the regulations of the EC Regulations on materials intended to be in contact with food. With these certificates, the manufacturer declares that the marketed packaging is suitable for food use and complies with the following regulations:

  • Regulation (EC) No. 450/2009 regulation (EC) No. 450/2009 on active and intelligent materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.
  • Regulation (EC) 2023/2006 on good manufacturing practice for materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.
  • Regulation (EC) 1935/2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food and repealing Directives 80/590/EEC and 89/109/EEC.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a food certificate?

The food certificate guarantees that people and materials in contact with food comply with regulations on good manufacturing and packaging practices. They guarantee that food is protected against micro-organisms and contaminants harmful to food.

What types of food certificates can we find?

To ensure that the food we consume is nutritious and safe, there are a number of specific certifications that guarantee this. Among the different types of food certificates, we can find safety in the food chain, sustainable food, food packaging, product certification…

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