WHEN QUALITY BECOMES SAFETY
The most delicate issue in food packing is undoubtedly food safety, which is subject to different legislation in every country and sees constant changes and developments.
KEY FOCUS FOR SEDA
Food safety is a hugely important and complex topic. That’s why our Group has been working to take action that goes beyond international food safety standards for many years now. It’s true in the case of mineral oils or in that of fluorinated substances, which are present in ink and paper used in the food industry. Though not banned by law, we’ve taken the decision not to use these substances, to ensure better protection for the environment and the health of our consumers. The same goes for Non Intentionally Added Substances (NIAS), i.e. chemical substances and other dangerous substances that may be found in trace or residuals quantities in materials used in production, despite them not being added voluntarily. In order to make sure this doesn’t happen, we’ve implemented meticulous checks on raw materials as they enter the production cycle and throughout the process. It’s not a legal requirement, but it is Seda standard procedure.
WE SOLVE PROBLEMS BEFORE THEY ARISE
Last but certainly not least, Seda has an important Food Safety Assessment process created on the basis of a consumer health risk assessment. This assessment is carried out to exclude the presence of any kind of substance that could be emitted by food packaging.
Our risk assessment is primarily based around checks on production processes, with the aim of ensuring full compliance with qualitative parameters set out by the relevant legislation. For this reason, we’ve created an internal team of people who specialise in food safety and are capable of investigating and reading any issues which may emerge in the various production phases, in order to allow us to anticipate problems before they occur.