Food Contact Packaging
More than 50% of the packaging solutions manufactured by DS Smith in Europe are intended for food contact applications. Understanding our customers’ specific needs while fulfilling all the relevant regulatory requirements is at the core of our expertise.
Leading the way in Product safety
We thoroughly follow all the relevant regulatory developments and we are an active member of FEFCO, the European Corrugated Board association. This allows us to lead the development and implementation of our Industry’s best practices.
DS Smith is a leader in Product Safety:
- We start to actively engage with our customers very early in the process, typically at the first design phase. This ensures that all the relevant product safety requirements are taken into account;
- When needed, we perform analytical testing during the development of our packaging. This is performed in collaboration with independent industry-leading experts and accredited laboratories;
- We combine our knowledge with the expertise of our scientific partners to assess and manage the concerns and needs of our customers relating to the food contact regulatory environment.
Our Commitment to Product Safety
Our emphasis is on delivering purpose-made packaging with the highest product safety standards, whether Kraft paper, recycled paper or any other types of materials are used.
Our food-safe packaging is manufactured using carefully selected raw materials that meet both our customer’s needs and the food industry’s stringent product safety requirements. In addition, appropriate Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Quality Management Systems are in place to ensure that our processes are controlled according to the most recent and best Industry standards.
From the initial discussion with our customers to accurately understand their food packaging needs to the design and the careful selection of suitable raw materials, we offer a large range of innovative, sustainable and safe packaging solutions.
Our Product Safety Culture
As the regulatory environment is constantly evolving, we are continuously working to develop and improve our Product Safety culture across all our packaging sites.
We engage in regular interactive training sessions to continue to develop our knowledge and understanding so that our customers continue to benefit from our expertise in food contact materials.