Recent webinars offer guidance on safety regulations and compliance for food packaging contact substances.

Rapid growth in multiple segments of the food packaging industry has led to a growing need for further clarification around best practices and important guidelines. In two recent webinars, Smithers Pira experts provide an overview on compliance and safety guidelines related to cook-in-the-pack and inkjet corrugated food packaging.

Rapid growth in multiple segments of the food packaging industry has led to a growing need for further clarification around best practices and important guidelines. In two recent webinars, Smithers Pira experts provide an overview on compliance and safety guidelines related to cook-in-the-pack and inkjet corrugated food packaging.

Understanding Cook In The Pack Compliance Testing

Many people turn to cook-in-the-pack meal options to save time, leading to an increased demand for printed packaging that can withstand anywhere from two minutes to two hours of high heat, often upwards of 350°F/180°C. In this webinar, Smithers Pira Food Contact expert Tony Lord provides an overview of technical and legislative considerations for high temperature packaging and inks.

The webinar also covers:

  • Documentation required within the supply chain.
  • Technical considerations for paper or plastic base materials
  • Suggested good practice guidelines and traps to avoid.
  • Tips for an optimized testing strategy that demonstrates compliance with minimized cost.

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Food Safety for Inkjet Corrugated Packaging

Smithers Pira partnered with experts at HP to provide an overview of key issues around ensuring food safety in inkjet-printed corrugated packaging.

This 45-minute webinar covers a number of topics related to inkjet-printed corrugated packaging, including:

  • Market developments and trends.
  • Food safety issues.
  • Developments in food-safe inks.

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