Risk and compliance management for food contact materials
With Food Packaging Compliance you can 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.
The exchange of relevant information in the supply chain is the basis for food contact compliance work. Enter relevant information regarding your raw materials in Food Packaging Compliance and attach your supporting documents (DoCs and adequate information). Enter maximum concentrations of substances with SMLs or calculate them from worst case scenarios in suppliers’ DoCs.
Download raw materials (relevant information and supporting documents) directly from other Food Packaging Compliance users (your suppliers). Integrate Food Packaging Compliance with your ERP system. Manage updates in a fast and easy way and implement them to your own DoCs.
Manage your products by transferring relevant information from your raw material database to products or use the Food Packaging Compliance ERP interface to select a product from your ERP system. Food 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).
Evaluate the impact of changes to raw materials or legislation on the compliance status of your product. Perform worst case calculations to reduce your migrations test cost.
Migration Testing Configuration
Select your migration test configuration for OML and SML.
Configure your product and its 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 covers 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.
Our solution supports compliance work by:
- Evaluating substance authorization status and purity at the raw material level
- Perform worst-case calculations
- Evaluate the impact of changes (changes in legislation or compositional changes) on the compliance status of products.
Compose Declarations of Compliance (DoCs) in six different languages based on templates aligned to the EC guidelines for communication. A variety of DoC templates are available to choose from depending on the type of product and the role /position of the business operator in the supply chain.
Templates are prepared in MS Word (.docx) and can easily be personalized with logos and other features. Publish your DoC in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian or Dutch on the Food Packaging Compliance DoC server and make them available for selected customers.
The message centre is the active heart of our Food Packaging Compliance solution, it centralizes all actions and communication. Data from several databases is turned into action lists to activate and support your communications with suppliers and customers.
Food Packaging Compliance uses the message centre to inform customers about:
- New and updated food contact legislation, changes in substance details, etc
- Lists of raw materials and products that are impacted by these changes
- Follow-up on expired supporting documents
The resource centre allows users to stay up-to-date with current legislation, sharing notifications in message centre when new documentation and legislation are available. It also enables direct searches on existing content allowing resources to be found easily.
A Cloud Solution
Food Packaging Compliance was developed as cloud solution in order to be able to support communication within the Food Contact Materials supply chain. Access your documents on your computer, lap-top or tablet, anytime, anywhere. And exchange data directly with your suppliers and customers.
Due to the open architecture of Food Packaging Compliance it is possible to safely exchange data between e.g. your ERP or CRM system and Food Packaging Compliance.
Reduce the time needed for DoC creation and meet the requirements the European Commission guidelines regarding information in the supply chain. Grouped documentation and clear technical information makes it possible to easily create customized DoCs based on pre-defined templates. Any DoC is easily prepared by selecting registered raw materials according the composition of your product. All up-to-date information is just one click away.
Communication within the supply chain is the basis of food contact compliance work. Generate and publish your DoCs in your preferred language on the public Food Packaging Compliance DoC website and make them available for your organization and your customers. The currency and correctness (in relation to European Commission guidelines) of this data and documentation add value for your customers who are automatically notified when DoCs have been updated.
Instant access to up-to-date information is essential in food contact compliance. Our cloud-based application enables users to offer a high level of service to customers at a low cost of ownership. All the information and documentation is stored securely online and accessible from any remote location and updates are made automatically without the need for IT teams to devote time or resources.
Added-value of Food Packaging Compliance
- Manage food contact compliance
- Improve communication and the quality of your DoCs
- Save time while maintaining control
- Easily create EC-related Declarations of Compliance (DoCs)
- Support change management within food contact compliance work
- Improve customer service by making your DoCs available to your customers
- Improve and embed knowledge of food contact safety in your organisation
- Use Food Packaging Compliance as a unique selling point to your customers
Frank Nouwen, Quality Manager
Aarts Plastics has decades of experience in product development, construction and building of moulds. They have extensive experience in injection moulding, finishing of plastic products and the associated logistics. Aarts Plastics B.V. is a producer of packaging materials to the food industry.
“Food contact plastics are one of three core businesses at Aarts Plastics. As an organization and as part of the supply chain we need to comply with the laws and regulations on food contact plastics (FCP). With Food Packaging Compliance we have an excellent tool to manage complex data in a structured way.
In 2015 we started using Food Packaging Compliance with the so called ‘Implementation Pack’. We are very pleased about the structure and content of the training involved. The set-up of the implementation was excellent. The experienced consultants helped us to set up and understand the handling of different components in the future. A good and successful implementation of Food Packaging Compliance is therefore guaranteed.
Intensively, but also very enlightening was the in-company training FoodChain ID provided as part of the ‘Implementation Pack’. We are very pleased about the structure and content of the training. This applies also to the communication with FoodChain ID, which extends to our full satisfaction.
For Aarts Plastics food contact plastics are an important part of the overall product range, and will be more and more embedded in our organization. With Food Packaging Compliance we are immediately aware of changes in laws and regulations and raw materials, and we are able to manage these changes. Looking at the future, we see Food Packaging Compliance as an essential software tool when it comes to controlling our food contact materials.”
Anton van de Laar, Chemical Engineer
Colorex Master Batch BV
Colorex Master Batch B.V. is producer and developer of masterbatches and compounds for the plastics industry. Customers of Colorex Master Batch manufacture products that are used in the food industry.
“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 Food Packaging Compliance in November 2014. We want to share correct and usable food contact information with our customers.
In order to successfully implement Food Packaging Compliance and to guarantee food contact compliance within Colorex Master Batch we made use of the ‘Implementation Pack’. In collaboration with the FoodChain ID consultants we determined a food contact strategy and planned the implementation of Food Packaging Compliance. This saved us a lot of time and worries. Now we have started with a solid foundation which makes food contact compliance work a lot easier.
The training FoodChain ID provided was very educational and informative. The training was well structured and helped us to more understand legislation. Communication with the company remains direct and satisfactorily even a few months after the implementation of Food Packaging Compliance.
We face the future of food contact materials with Food Packaging Compliance with great confidence. By using Food Packaging Compliance it is much easier for Colorex Master Batch to continue doing business in the food contact plastics market. Food Packaging Compliance will play an important role within Colorex Master Batch.”
Jan Krijnders, Manager QESH, Security, IT
Meldon Plastics BV
As a producer of plastic profiles Meldon is known for its high level of expertise in the extrusion of polymer plastic profiles. Throughout its many years in the extrusion sector Meldon has developed into an effective partner in plastic extrusion, extrusion tools and (plastic) development.
“We started using Food Packaging Compliance in September 2014. Food contact products will play an increasingly important role in the future of Meldon and we needed a software tool to help us with our compliance work. With regard to this evolution, we want to approach compliance work in a more professional and efficient way. The implementation of Food Packaging Compliance has played a significant role in achieving these goals.
With Food Packaging Compliance we manage all food contact data centrally. In this way, retention of knowledge and experience is assured within Meldon. Food Packaging Compliance is very practical and user-friendly. We look forward working with the tool and are very optimistic about the future.
As part of the Food Packaging Compliance Implementation Pack, FoodChain ID provided an in-company training. The pleasant and clear explanation, based on case studies, has given us more insight into compliance work. We have experienced this training as very practical, useful and applicable!
The questions that we ask are quickly and adequately addressed and taking care of. We are very satisfied with the communication with FoodChain ID.”
DBP Plastics NV
DBP Plastics has over 55 years of experience in the development of plastic packaging according to the injection molding process. The company provides standard packaging designs from stock or custom made packaging. DBP produces food contact plastic products for the packaging industry, for household and promotional articles.
“We have several reasons why we started using Food Packaging Compliance in July 2014.
From the customers point of view we experience that existing and new customers have more knowledge and are more demanding concerning food contact documentation. Sending a Declaration of Compliance without mentioning details about substances with a restriction or dual use additives is not accepted anymore.
For the internal organization, working with different types of plastics, different master batches, liquid master batches with different SML’s and dual use additives is not manageable anymore without a system supporting the necessary compliance work.
With Food Packaging Compliance we send a DoC to one or more customers, automatically (pro-active). Especially after a change in the specification, this saves a lot of time and work, in comparison with the manual processing of documents.
DBP sends complete and correct DoCs’ to customers. This differentiates us from competitors and trading organizations. Food Packaging Compliance gives us a commercially competitive advantage.
Food Packaging Compliance is very user-friendly and an added value to our organization. FoodChain ID consultants are professional and accessible. All my questions are answered fast and accurately.”
Cees Koerselman, Project Manager
QolorTech B.V. is a color- and additive-masterbatch supplier. Their products, known as Masterminds®, are often used in food contact packaging materials. Food Contact Plastics are therefore explicitly linked to the product portfolio of ColorTech. All the more reason to start using Food Packaging Compliance.
“By implementing Food Packaging Compliance we gain direct access to the most current food contact legislations in different Member States of the European Union. The structure within Food Packaging Compliance forces us to follow guidelines and complex food contact legislation. We now have a clear and distinct understanding of the Document of Compliance and its supporting documentation. Food Packaging Compliance really helps!
We started using Food Packaging Compliance with some help from FoodChain ID (Data Management service). They initially filled Food Packaging Compliance with our product and raw material information, to make sure that we had a solid database to start with. After implementation by FoodChain ID we could start generating DoC’s right away. It saved us a lot of time and headaches.
Because of the complexity of food contact legislation we asked FoodChain ID to provide an in-company training course on legislation and the use of Food Packaging Compliance. The training course was clearly structured and very instructive. We were very pleased with the way the consultant presented and interacted. He has a lot of knowledge on the subject and masterbatches in particular. Overall, FoodChain ID is a great company to communicate and work with.
We intend to expand our food contact product portfolio. We must stay up-to-date in the field of food contact legislation and our customers need up-to-date DoCs. That is why a tool like Food Packaging Compliance is essential to us.”
Peter Kieneker, Manager
Sylvaphane Plastics B.V.
For decades, Sylvaphane has been a specialist in the production and processing of flexible packaging films of polyethylene, polypropylene and cellophane. For extrusion and assembly of the self-produced and purchased materials, Sylvaphane has ultramodern machinery. The extrusion department features very advanced and modern High Density, Low Density, polyethylene and three layer extruders. Flexo presses print up to 8 colors and for the fabric of the film several very modern seal machines are available.
“In the area of Food Contact Plastics we participate in the Food Group (VMK) of the Dutch Rubber and Plastics association (NRK). At one of the Food Group meetings a consultant of FoodChain ID introduced Food Packaging Compliance.
In May we started using Food Packaging Compliance as part of the Pilot user group. We were pleasantly surprised. We were looking for a solution that could help us meet Food Contact Plastics legislation. The solution should minimize the administrative burdens for DoC creation and communication with our clients. Food Packaging Compliance meets the requirements. Food Packaging Compliance is based on current legislation and helps us manage DoC’s and supporting documents.
Food Contact Plastics will play an increasingly important role at Sylvaphane. At least 80% of our products are sold to companies that operate in the food industry. We will continue use Food Packaging Compliance as a tool and FoodChain ID as a helpdesk for our questions related to food contact. Up to now we are very satisfied with the collaboration with FoodChain ID.
FoodChain ID has provided an in-company training course at Sylvaphane. The training course was very enlightened and well organized. It was divided into a theoretical and practical part and has really helped the Food Packaging Compliance users. Especially the theoretical part of the training course was of great value to the users.
We are very pleased with Food Packaging Compliance and the support of FoodChain ID.”
Willem Koppel, Quality Assurance Manager
Kornelis Caps & Closures
Kornelis Caps & Closures is a producer of high-quality caps and closures. Kornelis offers top-quality customized and personalized closures to help make a product unique. For 75 years Kornelis has been developing solutions for the market. In all these years Kornelis was able to perfect their product portfolio. Most of the products are used for the packaging of food, like pasta, creamers and peanut butter.
“After a pilot period mid-2013, we started using Food Packaging Compliance in production in December 2013. Food Contact Plastics will play an increasingly prominent role in the food sector. It is therefore that Kornelis is aware of the importance of a well-managed database and a well-structured Document of Compliance.
At this moment Kornelis is still in a start-up phase of Food Packaging Compliance . We invest in future benefit. Our experience over the past few months is very positive. Food Packaging Compliance is very user-friendly and offers a clear overview on raw materials and related products. If you make changes to a raw material the system will instantly show the consequences for the related products and DoC’s. This improves awareness and communication with customers.
Unfortunately, we often find that a lot of information is missing in documents from our suppliers. Food Packaging Compliance helps us find missing information and provides a way to communicate with our suppliers.
We are very positive about the in company training course on Food Contact and Food Packaging Compliance that FoodChain ID provided. The presentation about international legislation was interesting and valuable. It also helped us get started with Food Packaging Compliance as overall solution. I would recommend future Food Packaging Compliance users to invest in such a training program. Complexity of the matter raises questions that can be answered by the FoodChain ID consultant during a training session.
Communication with FoodChain IDis direct and very pleasant. Questions about Food Contact Legislation and Food Packaging Compliance as a tool are answered quickly and efficiently.”
Marcel Plomp, Quality Designer
International Innovation Company B.V.
International Innovation Company B.V. (IIC) designs and manufactures consumer products for both its own brand Vacu Vin and third party brands. With over 27 years of experience in developing consumer products IIC is rightfully called an innovative company. IIC is a family business, which has its origins in the invention and production of the Wine Saver. It can best be described as a company that supports the process from idea to end product. An internal team of experts and designers is constantly looking for new additions to IIC’s unique range of products. IIC products are being sold in over 80 countries around the world.
“Creation of a correct and complete Declaration of Compliance according to legislation 1935/2004 and 10/2011, is essential to IIC. Customers are more and more demanding as a consequence of transparent legislation concerning the use of Food Contact Plastics. This means that obligations grow rapidly and we are required to manage and archive correct information.
By using Food Packaging Compliance we are always up-to-date on legislation. We file supporting DoC’s within Food Packaging Compliance and are better able to manage changes and communication with our customers. We see big advantages for both our customers and our internal organization.
IIC is currently in a start-up phase where we register our raw material and product information in Food Packaging Compliance. Missing information is detected by Food Packaging Compliance and we can request information to our suppliers directly from within the system.
Questions about Food Packaging Compliance and Food Contact are quickly and well answered by FoodChain ID, the company behind Food Packaging Compliance. They are open to feedback and have a good understanding of our business. The in-company training course that they provided was very enlightening. During this training the features of Food Packaging Compliance were introduced by practical examples, applied to our daily business. We have learned how to interpret and process information from our suppliers into Food Packaging Compliance and are now able to create a good DoC.
We now only use a small part of the features in Food Packaging Compliance. In the near future we will use Food Packaging Compliance in a smarter way and perform more compliance work within Food Packaging Compliance. The future looks very promising and educational with Food Packaging Compliance!”