Food Packaging Safety, Types, & More
Food safety is the TOP priority in the food industry. Packaging printers, like JP Graphics, are responsible for printing, die cutting, and gluing packaging that is up to par with food industry standards. Food manufacturers cannot do business with a packaging printer unless they follow cleanliness, equipment, and packaging material protocol, but how is this enforced, why does it matter, and what packaging is right for your food product?
Food Packaging Safety & Certifications
Compared to the typical print shop, a packaging printer must meet certain criteria to serve the food industry. Cleanliness, machine maintenance, and food packaging materials are monitored closely to prevent contamination of products. Why does food safe packaging matter? Product packaging prevents food contamination, product damage, and tampering. Product packaging can also improve shelf life and freshness as well as ensure allergen-free food products.
How do companies know their printer is food safe? Food safe printers have certifications. Food safety status is granted through consistent and thorough inspections, audits, evaluations, and approvals that grant printers with certifications. There are multiple food safety certifications a print shop can earn and here at JP Graphics, a BR Company, we are proud to have the AIB International: Nonfood Contact Packaging Manufacturing Certification. What does this mean? This means our facility follows rules 365 days a year to print food packaging that is printed, die cut, and glued with public health and safety as a top priority. To receive the AIB International Certification, the facility follows safety, packaging material, and cleanliness standards during day-to-day operations that are audited yearly by AIB International. At JP Graphics, a BR Printers Company, we are known for our high-quality product packaging with no food contact. For example, when butter is wrapped in paper and then placed in a box, that’s considered “Nonfood Contact Packaging”.