- Food & Beverages
Keeping us safe - the invisible role of packaging
The role of packaging for direct food contact is more important than ever. Quality fresh food deserves quality material without compromise.
Quality, care and attention-to-detail are major factors when delivering fresh food directly into the hands of consumers, making the role of packaging for direct food contact more important than ever. Quality fresh food deserves quality material without compromise.
In most countries, the regulations state that packaging must not contaminate food with hazardous substances that could potentially endanger human health, OR influence the sensitive organoleptic properties (mainly smell and taste) of the food.
However, choosing packaging materials for some foods, which are more sensitive than others, requires careful consideration. For example, if foods with high fat content are exposed to high temperatures, special attention must be taken to reduce the risk of migration of contaminants from the packaging material.
Billerud recommends the use of 100% primary fibre-based packaging materials for food contact applications.