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FoodChain ID

Access our Packaging Compliance application – FOCOS

Learn more about our food contact software

Our mission is still the same : to help protect consumer health by improving safety of Food Contact Materials

We combine our knowledge of Food Contact Materials, safety and IT to improve compliance work and communication in the supply chain. Our web-based Packaging Compliance application (FOCOS) – we help businesses in the supply chain manage and control compliance work and documentation.

Legislation and regulations in terms of safety of Food Contact Materials are extensive and complex. Most organisations are not always aware of their rights and obligations. In addition to our software, our Food Contact Services span a combination of multiple food contact disciplines. Our consultants can coach customers with food contact issues by converting theoretical knowledge into practical solutions.



It is our goal to protect consumer health by improving the quality of Food Contact Materials. We help companies to manage and control food contact.

Consultants from FoodChain ID are well experienced and equiped to support and coach organisations with issues concerning food contact plastics. They know how to plan, structure and implement an overall food contact strategy. With our unique collaborative approach, we help customers reach their goals. The combination of broad knowledge on food contact, business processes, IT and legislation is unique in the market.

In order to create food safety awareness within your organisation FoodChain ID provides screenings, incompany training courses, workshops and strategic sessions. Our experts combine several compentences to ensure that the implementation of food safety awareness within your organisation will succeed.

Some of the knowledge areas are:

  • Regulation (EU) No 10/2011
  • Content Declaration of Compliance
  • Compliance work plastics (OM, SM, Annex 2, Colorants and restrictions)
  • Screening product ranges & raw materials food contact
  • GMP
  • Tracebility
  • Testing strategies
  • Change management

We know what drives your business and what your daily challenges are. We advice and support organisations to stay ahead of competition regarding food contact legislation. Please contact us to learn more.


Food Contact Legislation

The integrated approach to food safety of the EU aims to assure a high level of food safety. Food contact materials, like packaging, are often composed with a variety of materials, including plastics, inks and coatings. A large number of small and medium size companies operating in this market are not always fully aware of the complex legal obligations, regulated on European level or on national level, related to the products they produce or import.


Food contact legislation regulates materials and articles by the enclosed chemical substances that have the potential to migrate to the food. These chemical substances need to be evaluated and their migration must be assessed by screening. A packaging producer must prove that only authorized substances of suitable quality are used and that his packaging material complies with all legal limits and the conditions of use. Before the products enter the market, a Declaration of Compliance (DoC) must be issued, based on the actual composition of the product, in a fixed legal format.

Viaware helps companies achieve compliance with regulations on food contact safety, like Framework Regulation 1935/2004 and Regulation EU 10/2011.


Framework Regulation 1935/2004 is applicable to all materials and articles intended to come, directly or indirectly, into contact with food and all raw materials used to produce them.

Regulation EU 10/2011 determines the rules for plastics materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. At the end 2013 Union Guidance on Regulation EU 10/2011, regarding communication and information in the supply chain was published. The guidance makes clear who, what and how should be communicated within the plastic supply chain.

Viaware has extended knowledge of Framework Regulation EC 1935/2004 and Regulation No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles. All of Viaware’s solutions support the most current legislation and guidelines. Viaware organizes workshops, incompany training courses and global food strategic sessions.

Contact us to see how we can help your organization handle food contact regulation and legislation issues.


IT Solutions

We live in a world where there is more and more information and information technology. Data control is becoming increasingly important within every organisation.

Today smart IT systems are essential and part of our daily job. It is essential for every organization to secure this information and associated knowledge. Now, but also in the future. Let IT help you to work more effective and efficient to stay ahead of the competition.

Viaware’s consultants have extensive knowledge of IT and business processes. The combination of IT knowledge and over 20 years of experience in the Food Contact Materials supply chain makes Viaware a unique IT partner. In collaboration with customers, business and IT objectives are set and met. Viaware knows what drives your business and always finds the best IT solution.

Viaware helps customers deal with complex IT related issues. We use modern Information Technology to create and develop solutions and deliver IT services for the plastics industry. The combination of knowledge about chemistry, plastics and IT is unique in Europe.

Contact Us

If you have questions regarding FOCOS or any Food Contact Safety related questions, don’t hesitate to contact us

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7609 RG Almelo
The Netherlands

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