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Cosmo Plastech bags  globally recognised FSSC 22000 for food packaging
Thursday, 18 January, 2024, 14 : 00 PM [IST]
Our Bureau, Bengaluru
Cosmo First’s Cosmo Plastech  of Rigid sheets, Thermoforming & Injection Molding has achieved the FSSC 22000 food safety certification, a mandatory requirement for the packaging material coming in direct contact with food. FSSC 22000 contains requirements that help companies address risk in multiple areas from food fraud, food defence, food safety and quality culture, quality control, allergen management and environmental monitoring programmes.
The  certification is based on the existing internationally recognised standard ISO 22000 and complemented by technical standards, such as ISO TS 22002-1 for food manufacturing and ISO TS 22002-4 for packaging manufacturing. Further, this is also consistent with other standards, such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 (including the alignment with ISO High Level Structure).
The FSSC 22000 certification includes several benefits for the company and stakeholders such as commitment to identify, evaluate, and control food safety hazards to avoid consumer harm directly or indirectly. It helps in meeting food quality/safety requirements and legal compliance. It provides a tool for food safety performance improvement, and the means to monitor and measure food safety performance effectively. It develops a good food safety culture which in turn improves customer confidence and aids in acquiring competitive advantages.
Pankaj Poddar, group CEO, Cosmo First,  said, “The global market is distinguished by its significant youth population, leading to a booming demand for fast food and packaged food. This trend indicates substantial growth potential for the food packaging sector. Therefore, obtaining the FSSC 22000 certification is a positive step for us as a group, enabling enhanced service to the industry.”
Sanjay Chincholikar, business head, rigid packaging, Cosmo First,  said, “Achieving FSSC 22000 certification exemplifies our commitment to food safety and quality. Earning this rigorous accreditation required demonstrating a systematic and meticulous approach to food packaging production. We understand the critical role food packaging plays in safeguarding public health. By achieving FSSC 22000 certification, we take a proactive stance in guaranteeing the safety of both our clients and their end consumers.”
The Food Safety System Certification FSSC 22000 is applicable for the scope of sheet extrusion, thermoforming, injection molding, dry offset printing and/or sleeving of PP & HIPS based rigid plastic cups, lids, trays and sheets for food packaging application.
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