Customer Guidance Note for Using Ink Statements of Composition when Considering Compliance of Food Packaging
This guidance note concerns Packaging Inks which are applied on the non-food contact surface of food packaging. It is intended to help printing converters and end users assess the compliance of printed packaging using the information provided by the ink supplier.
Explanatory Note for Suppliers of Ink Raw Materials Regarding Regulatory Compliance of Printed Food Packaging
This note is intended to assist suppliers of ink raw materials in understanding the need for, and the mechanism for regulatory disclosure to facilitate the communication of relevant information down the supply chain.
Customer Information Note Regarding the Use of Sheet-fed Offset Printing Inks and Coatings for the Manufacture of Food Contact Materials (FCM) made from Paper and Board
The note informs about which sheetfed offset inks/varnishes and coatings are suitable for the manufacture of food contact materials made from paper and board. It includes an overview of types of sheetfed offset inks and varnishes available on the market (offered by EuPIA members), with indication of their suitability for the manufacture of food contact materials.
The term “low migration” was introduced more than fifteen years ago. It was used to characterize inks for food packaging that were formulated in order to meet migration limits required for food packaging applications and safe use. In light of advances which are reflected in the 2016 revision of the EuPIA Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), this term is no longer used by EuPIA.