Food Packaging Compliance

by Viaware
Food Contact Compliance – Protecting Consumer Health

Our Packaging Compliance Solution is a risk and compliance management system for food contact materials. It helps organizations manage products, raw materials and changes, create customized Declarations of Compliance, manage supporting documents and communicate with your suppliers and customers. And, every step is fully auditable.

It’s cloud-based, so data and documents can be accessed from remote locations on laptops and tablets. Packaging Compliance can also be integrated with your ERP system (like Navision or SAP) and help communicate updates of DoCs to customers so they always have access the latest versions of documents.

 

The exchange of relevant information in the supply chain is the basis for food contact compliance work. Enter relevant information regarding your raw materials into the application and attach your supporting documents (DoCs and other relevant information). Enter maximum concentrations of substances with SMLs or calculate them from worst case scenarios in suppliers’ DoCs.

Users can download raw material data (relevant information and supporting documents) directly from other users (your suppliers). This helps manage updates quickly and easily implementing the associated information into your organization’s DoCs.

Packaging Compliance can be used for all types of products within the food contact supply chain: substances, intermediates (plastic and non-plastic) and final articles (mono layer and multi layer plastics and layers in multi-layer multi materials).

  • Manage products by transferring relevant information from a raw material database to products or using the ERP interface to select an existing product
  • Evaluate the impact of changes in raw materials or legislation on the compliance status of product(s)
  • Perform worst-case-scenario calculations to reduce your migrations test cost

Select your migration test configuration for OML and SML.

Configure your product and it’s use:

  • Surface/volume ratio
  • Single use or repeated use
  • Use for food for small children
  • Special applications like caps

Prepare requests for migration testing and include all supporting documents of raw materials. Attach migration reports as supporting documents to your product administration.

Compliance Work manages the risk assessment of your products. It may contain verification of authorization status of substances, verification of purity criteria, identification and risk assessment of NIAS, verification of compliance with SML and OML. Packaging Compliance enables:

  • Evaluation of substances authorization status and purity at raw material level
  • Performance of worst-case calculations
  • Evaluation of the impact of changes (changes in legislation or compositional changes) on the compliance status of products

Packaging Compliance includes Declrations of Compliance (DoCs) templates in six different languages that are designed to meet EC guidelines. Different types of DoC templates are available allowing users to choose the appropriate one for their role and position in the supply chain. The templates are Microsoft Word-based and can be customized with logos and other feautres.

The message centre is the heart of our Packaging Compliance Solution. Data from several databases is used to create action lists, to activate and support your communications with suppliers and customers; centralizing all actions and communications.

The message centre also informs users about:

  • New and updated food contact legislation, changes in substance details, etc
  • Lists of raw materials and products that are concerned by regulatory changes
  • Expired supporting documents

Easily searched for content relevant to users, the Packaging Compliance resource centre is a digital library of current food contact legislation and related documents. Notification of changes to legislation or new documentation from the resource center is also presented in the message centre.

“With Packaging Compliance, we manage all food contact data centrally. In this way, retention of knowledge and experience is assured within Meldon. (It) is very practical and user-friendly. We look forward working with the tool and are very optimistic about the future.”

Manager QESH, Security, IT, Meldon Plastics

Save Time

Reduce the time needed for DoC creation and meet the requirements set by the guidelines from the European Commission regarding information in the supply chain. Grouped documentation and clear technical information makes it possible to easily create customized DoC’s based on pre-defined templates. DoCa  are esily prepared by selecting registered raw materials according the composition of your product.

Communicate

Communication within the supply chain is the basis of food contact compliance work. Generate and publish your DoC’s in your preferred language on the public DoC website and make them available for your organization and your customers. Up-to-date information and correct documents, according to the guidelines of the European Commission, are added value to your customers. The application will notify your customers automatically when DoCs have been updated.

Secure Access

Instant access to up-to-date information is essential in food contact compliance. Our cloud application allows users to offer a high level of service to customers at a low cost of ownership. All the information and documentation is accessible through the internet, securely and from any remote location. And as new features and improvements are made to Food Packaging Compliance,  updates are done automatically without any additional expense to users.

“In a world where consumers are increasingly aware of food safety and food contact legislation is constantly changing, it is necessary to stay up to date on legislation. That was the main reason for us to start implementing Packaging Compliance in November 2014.”

Chemical Engineer, Colorex Master Batch