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BPIF labels – MPS the first to declare compliance to GMP

UK • Multi Packaging Solutions Bristol, which specialises in self-adhesive labels for many FMCG sectors, is the first company to declare compliance with BPIF labels’ GMP standard. These guidelines have been specifically developed for manufacturers who supply labels for food and drink packaging. The GMP provides guidance to help minimise any risks of migration, taint and odour changes and any product contamination.

The GMP guidelines are intended to establish procedures that minimise any potential for the migration of undesirable chemicals into food products that can result from using certain types of packaging raw materials. A number of products known to be sensitive such as high-fat content foods are typical of the goods which use self-adhesive labels. Testing had been conducted in accordance with the guidelines set out in the BPIF Labels GMP. These have been specifically developed for the printing of labels and related packaging for the food and drinks markets.

Chairman of BPIF labels, John Bambery, said, “The issue of low migration inks that offer low odour and taint is becoming an important factor in the production of labels and packaging for the food and drink markets. Once the key requirements of the guidelines have been met, companies may issue a self-declared compliance statement for the manufacturing of food and drink related labels. These companies will be listed on the BPIF labels website and are allowed to use the respective compliance seal. The BPIF Labels GMP is an excellent sector specific tool to demonstrate compliance with the GMP regulation (EC) 2023/2006 and Food Contact Framework Regulation (EC) 1935/2004.”

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Armin Karl Geiger

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