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BOPP Films: How Proper Food Certification Ensures Safe Packaging for Humans

Updated: Jun 13

BOPP films are known for their stable barrier properties and durability as the main packaging material for many products. Its transparency and recyclability add another dimension to its long list of advantages. Good packaging should be able to deliver great visual cues to customers and keep products safe at the same time.


When it comes to keeping food safe, using food-grade materials is essential. These materials will become the first thing that comes in contact with edible products. Thus, it must be able to keep food safe from spoilage, maintain its nutritional value, and not potentially contaminate it.


As a flexible packaging manufacturer, Argha is committed to providing good-quality packaging that is safe to use and complies with existing food safety regulations. The company upgraded its FSSC 22000 certification in 2018, ensuring clients and stakeholders that its products are up-to-date with international food safety standards.


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Get to Know the FSSC 22000

The FSSC 22000 is a food safety certification scheme that aligns with the internationally renowned ISO 22000. FSSC 22000 focuses on food, feed, and packaging manufacturers. It pays special attention to audits of key food-related risks, such as food safety and quality culture, food fraud, food defense, quality control, allergen management, and environmental monitoring programs. The scheme also audits based on various technical standards such as the ISO TS 22002-1 for food manufacturers, the ISO 14001, and even the ISO 9001.


Getting certified with the FSSC 22000 provides ample evidence of a company’s commitment to identify, evaluate, and control food safety hazards that may occur. The certification scheme also serves as a tool for food safety performance measurement of a company. Companies may also develop a good food safety culture and management system that meets legal compliance requirements, improves customer confidence, and increases brand competitiveness using the certification.


Pack of oranges encased in plastic film
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What Food Certification Guarantees

Gaining international recognition means many things for Argha. First, it ensures that their BOPP films are made from polypropylene that meets food-grade specifications. This means it is free from harmful contaminants or impurities that could migrate into food, including heavy metals, plasticizers, and other pollutants. Argha’s packaging films are made with a mono-material concept, which uses a single polymer base to create an entire roll of film.


Second, the certification evaluates the manufacturing practices to minimize the risk of contamination during production. Food certification ensures these additives are approved for food contact and used within strictly defined limits. Last but not least, rigorous testing is conducted to assess whether or not chemicals might migrate into the food under normal storage and use conditions.


BOPP films play a vital role in modern food packaging, offering a range of benefits from extending shelf life to enhancing product appeal. However, the safety of these films is paramount. Proper food certification ensures that BOPP films are safe for human use, comply with regulatory standards, and protect consumer health. As the food packaging industry continues to evolve, maintaining rigorous certification processes will remain essential in safeguarding the well-being of consumers worldwide.


For more information about internationally certified plastic packaging for your products, visit PT Argha Karya Prima Industry Tbk (https://arghakarya.com).

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