Visy is a recognised leader in world’s best practice food safety processes, manufacturing food packaging materials to a recognised standard based on HACCP principles.
Visy’s food plastics are designed to prevent contamination and help extend the shelf life of food, beverage, dairy and alcohol products.
Other dimensions to food safety packaging include tamper resistant packaging, labelling and leaflet to provide nutritional facts and other information.
In Australia and New Zealand, manufacturers are required by the Food Standards Code to ensure food in contact with packaging is safe (Food Safety Australia New Zealand, 2018).
Key Australian food packaging regulations include:
Standard 1.4.1 - Contaminants and Natural Toxicants sets out the maximum levels of some contaminants that may be present in food as a result of contact with packaging material (FSANZ, 2018).
Standard 3.2.2 – Food Safety Practices and General Requirements that outlines specific requirements for food businesses to ensure that when packaging food, only packaging material that is fit for its intended use and is not likely to cause food contamination must be used. State and territory Food Acts also make reference to food packaging safety (FSANZ, 2018).
Visy strives to maintain world class food safety standards across its operations and facilities, and is focussed on continual improvement.