DIN EN 15593:2008

Packaging - Management of hygiene in the production of packaging for foodstuffs

Incentive

Product safety within the value added chain in the food production industry is becoming more and more important and is an essential component in the standards demanded by customers of the manufacturers of food packaging. Manufacturers of food packaging who introduce the standard and then go through the certification process receive support with the necessary measures to ensure product safety, quality and legal conformity. The duty of care is fulfilled by running an efficient hygiene management system and adhering to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). This results in the control of contamination risks and a reliable supply of safe packaging for food products.

Outcome

DIN EN 15593 guarantees the production of safe, high-quality products conforming to statutory requirements, the optimisation of process control and the minimisation of risks.

Target groups

Companies and organisations of all sizes which manufacture packaging and packaging materials.

Validity

3 years - there is an annual audit to ensure that standards are being maintained and a recertification audit after three years.

Recognition

The SQS certificate of conformity with DIN EN 15593 has international recognition.

Combinations

DIN EN 15593 is compatible with ISO 9001 (quality management) and with all other management system standards. It can be combined with BRC/IoP without any additional input or outlay.

Ulrich Röhr