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Title: Food Packaging Suppliers: What to Consider When Choosing Food Packaging Suppliers


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Food Packaging Suppliers What to Consider When
Choosing Food Packaging Suppliers
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Food Packaging Suppliers
  • When you select a food packaging supplier, you
    must evaluate the companys competencies and
    experience based on strict criteria. Food
    packaging suppliers must be well versed in
    regulatory requirements to protect the public.
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has
    compiled extensive regulations to which all food
    packaging suppliers must adhere. Suppliers must
    also balance end user protection with
    safeguarding a products branding.

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Food Packaging Suppliers
  • FDAs complex and extensive regulations ensure
    the safety of the food the public consumes.
    Understanding governmental food packaging
    regulations help prevent costly lawsuits and
    potentially damaging media inquiries.
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  • There are many serious consequences of falling
    short of regulatory compliance.. First, people
    can be injured. Then, the company can lose the
    confidence of its customers, suffer bad press and
    have its brand harmed to a point it may never
    recover.

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Food Packaging Suppliers
  • How Do Food Packaging Suppliers Understand
    Regulation?
  • The sheer volume and complexity of food
    packaging regulations is daunting to even the
    experienced supplier. However challenging, the
    supplier must understand current regulations
    thoroughly, and keep up with new all new and
    revised governmental regulations.
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  • An experienced food packaging supplier can help
    businesses understand regulations and provide
    safe, compliant solutions. Relying on a well
    qualified partner with a proven track record can
    ease the burden of regulatory compliance.

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Food Packaging Suppliers
  • Evaluating Food Packaging Suppliers
  • A competent food packaging supplier must still
    have an understanding of regulation to best
    evaluate a suppliers regulatory expertise,
    analytical capabilities, testing procedures,
    quality measures and more.
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  • To begin a successful partnership, companies
    must know what questions to ask of potential food
    packaging suppliers. Safe food packaging,
    satisfied consumers and continual brand loyalty
    depend on selecting the best supplier.

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Food Packaging Suppliers
  • Evaluating Food Packaging Suppliers
  • Qualified food packaging suppliers will make
    understanding FDA regulations a top priority.
    This commitment is necessary given regulatory
    complexity. High performance requires
    significant financial investment as well. The
    supplier must have the appropriate packaging
    equipment and infrastructure to best meet
    requirements.
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  • The evaluation of food packaging suppliers
    should begin with understanding the level of
    expertise you need for your particular
    application. With a thorough understanding of
    your project requirements, you can determine
    which regulations apply to your project and begin
    to evaluate suppliers.

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Food Packaging Suppliers
  • The following questions represent a good starting
    point for your selection process
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  • What specific regulations affect the materials
    youll be purchasing from the supplier?
  •  
  • What level of testing has the supplier performed
    on these materials?
  •  
  • What restrictions are associated with each
    material?
  •  
  • What back-up data can be presented for food
    safety and these prospective materials to be used
    in the packaging project?

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Food Packaging Suppliers
  • The following questions represent a good starting
    point for your selection process
  •  
  • What processes are in place to ensure quality?
  •  
  • Does the infrastructure house the most advanced
    manufacturing equipment?
  •  
  • What is the suppliers experience level with
    projects of your type?
  •  
  • Has the supplier been in business for a long
    period and with a verifiable track record?

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Food Packaging Suppliers
  • These questions represent a starting point when
    selecting food packaging suppliers. Just as
    regulatory compliance is complex, so is the
    evaluation process however, you need to be sure
    you get the best partner on-board to help ensure
    end user safety and the long-term viability of
    your brand.

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About the Author
  • Jim Boley is VP of Business Development at
    Flexpak Corporation, a world-class supplier of
    custom thermoforming and packaging solutions
    since 1974. For more information about food
    packaging, please visit http//www.flexpakcorp.com
    /food-packaging today.
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