Cosmo Plastech receives FSSC 22000 for food packaging

Cosmo Plastech receives FSSC 22000 for food packaging

FSSC 22000 (Food Safety System Certification) has requirements on food waste for delivering on UN SDG commitments

  • By ICN Bureau | January 17, 2024

Cosmo First Ltd. is pleased to announce that Cosmo Plastech (Rigid sheets, Thermoforming & Injection Molding) has attained 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 defense, food safety and quality culture, quality control, allergen management and environmental monitoring programs.

This certification is based on the existing internationally recognized 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).

Sharing his views on the certification, Pankaj Poddar, Group CEO, Cosmo First Limited 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.”

Commenting on this achievement, Sanjay Chincholikar, Business Head, Rigid Packaging 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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