Webinar: Understanding Cook in the Pack Compliance Testing

Smithers Pira Food Contact expert Tony Lord provides an overview of technical and legislative considerations for high temperature packaging

Webinar first ran:  3 August 2017 

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Overview:

There is an increasing demand for printed packaging for cook in the pack applications. Oven temperatures may exceed 180°C for more than two hours cooking time and such usage requires specially selected packaging components including inks.

In this one hour webinar, food contact technical expert Tony Lord of Smithers Pira will provide an overview of the legislation that applies to high temperature food packaging and inks along with technical considerations for the base materials (paper or plastics) and their relevance to the legislation.

Packaging materials must be properly risk assessed to ensure consumer safety and legislative compliance. An understanding of the legislation and the technical details involved in compliance testing is required to ensure that the risk assessment meets Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 requirements – Tony will outline good practice guidelines and how to optimise testing strategy.

The webinar will cover:

  • The legislation that applies to high temperature food packaging and inks
  • Documentation required within the supply chain
  • Technical considerations for the base materials (paper or plastics) and how these are relevant to the legislation
  • Technical and legislative considerations for the inks used
  • Suggested good practice guidelines and traps to avoid
  • An optimised testing strategy designed to show compliance whilst minimising testing costs 
  • An end of discussion Q&A

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