The term GMP is widely used but often has no specific requirements set out. Quality control of raw materials, traceability of materials and other manufacturing processes are usually included. But as a customer how do you know that the material you purchase from one supplier is made to the same standard as that purchased from another. ‘Good’ can be a relative word.
In response to this, Domino took the proactive decision to join the European Printing Inks Association (EuPIA) in 2008, and is still the only supplier of coding and marking equipment to be a member. EuPIA has for many years put special emphasis on Food Packaging and Consumer Safety, developing strategies and concepts that have defined how ink manufacturers can contribute to the food packaging supply chain and so enhance consumer safety. As part of this EuPIA has developed the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP): Printing Inks for Food Contact Materials which was first published in 2008, and updated in 2016.
The EuPIA GMP assists in controlling food safety hazards in the design and manufacture of inks, varnishes and coatings designed to be printed onto Food Contact Materials (FCM),
Download the Coding inks and ribbons for food packaging whitepaper below.