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Connecting Adhesive Expertise with Food Safety

Posted 05/11/2016 by Frederic Di Monte, Marketing Manager, Flexible Packaging

The Population Reference Bureau estimates that, by 2050, the world population will be 9 billion, a substantial increase from the current world population of 7 billion. This will inevitably put increasing demands on food production and global food trade, as food continues to travel a great distance from where it is grown to where it is ultimately purchased and consumed. This is only made possible through recent innovations in food safety, specifically through food packaging.  

Food Safety Regulations

According to the World Health Organization’s website, the increasing world population continues to increase the demand for food, creating both opportunities and challenges for food safety.  

Food handlers and producers are turning to food packaging to ensure the food is consumable and safe. As a result, the production of packaging that comes into direct contact with food is carefully examined to ensure that nothing harmful is present. H.B. Fuller is doing its part to make certain that food safety is a reality. We’re committed to ensuring that our packaging adhesives comply in a timely manner with the  requirements of food safety regulations, as we’re passionate about only delivering adhesive innovations that enhance our customers’ products and lives.

Adhesives Expertise Is Key to Assuring Food Safety

Adhesive-related food migration risks can vary, depending on the adhesive technology, the packaging substrates used, and the final purpose of the packaging. Consequently, understanding the regulatory frameworks and having the required expertise to answer to customers’ inquiries related to adhesive food safety is critical, particularly taking into account the variety of potential substrate combinations. 

H.B. Fuller’s Flextra® brand offers a wide adhesive portfolio. Our team of technical experts also helps converters find the right solutions, which not only help comply with food safety regulations, but also improve production output and product performance. 

Our H.B. Fuller Commitment 

H.B. Fuller is committed to making food packaging adhesives that maintain the integrity of the food product. Whether we’re creating packaging for dry goods, fresh-cut produce, pasteurized products, or other food items, our product development team’s first priority is the safety of customers. 

Learn more about H.B. Fuller’s flexible packaging solutions here, and be sure to stop by our booth (14D10) at DRUPA 2016, the world's number one fair for print and cross-media solutions and joint exhibition between converting solutions and packaging solutions.

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