The H.B. Fuller Way to Food Safe Packaging

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Today’s food production, storage, transportation and packaging practices place food safety as a top priority. Food contact materials have come under increased scrutiny as a potential source of contamination.

H.B. Fuller believes that everyone has a right to expect that their food and beverages are safe. Our regulatory specialists have acquired a deep knowledge of adhesives and their raw materials, as well as packaging materials and their application in the food and beverages industry. We have applied this knowledge to create a five-step process to ensure you get a safe, high-performance adhesive for your food packaging applications. 

Five-step process to safe, compliant food contact adhesives 

Our regulatory specialists thoroughly review all relevant data, including information provided by suppliers, theoretical calculations and third-party testing results. We use this to evaluate potential products and demonstrate compliance and suitability for your applications.  

Five-Step Food Safety Process


Select the most appropriate raw materials.

We work with you to understand your specific application. Then we use our knowledge of raw materials to select appropriate candidates for your application.

Review supplier information 

Review supplier documentation

We review documentation and test results from the raw material suppliers to ensure we formulate the optimum adhesive to deliver a safe, high performance adhesive for the intended application.

Undertake robust testing 

Undertake robust testing

We undertake robust analytical testing to ensure the adhesive is compliant and meets all your performance requirements.

Provide Full Contact Declaration 

Provide a Food Contact Declaration

We provide you with a comprehensive Food Contact Declaration to verify the adhesive’s compliance with food safety legislation. 

For a detailed discussion of relevant legislation, read our section on food contact legislation.

Support your final evaluation 

Support Your Final Evaluation

If required, we can provide you with expert support for a final evaluation of the packed food product. 

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