UNI EN 15593 – Hygiene management in the production of packaging for foodstuffs
It is a widespread view among all industry players that food safety to the benefit of consumers must be built throughout the supply chain.
If on one hand, after years of regulations, HACCP, directives and industry specifications everyone’s attention was focused on those who processed products, today all those ancillary and complementary activities ranging from logistics to packaging intended to transport and contain safe foodstuffs and keep them so up to the sales outlet have increasingly become the object of specific regulation.
Once it reached a certain degree of maturity, the production system involved suppliers in order to share information, analyses and possible resulting actions aimed at ensuring product wholesomeness, with strong emphasis on the development of increasingly well-suited – as well as modern, cost-effective and commercially attractive –packaging and materials. This is the cornerstone of and the main reason leading to the creation of a specific standard, accepted throughout the supply chain – which can thus be referred to as ‘extended’ – for proper hygiene management in production and logistic processes. This results in a truly pan-European sharing of issues and the related technological solutions.
In light of this, in a market already largely regulated by proprietary schemes, UNI EN 15593 is designed as a coherent integration to other increasingly successful standards (UNI EN ISO 9001 - UNI EN ISO 22000) and as a sound basis on which to build up compliance to European regulations in matters of hygiene and health (CE 2023/2006 regulation).
Our services at a glance
Performed upon request, it consists of a preliminary audit aimed at analysing any deficiencies and evaluating the company’s compliance to the requirements of the global standard.
It audits compliance to the applicable regulatory requirements and reviews the Hygiene Management System documentation in compliance to the relevant regulation.
2nd- stage audit
It verifies certification eligibility through the monitoring of management system implementation, document review, on-site observations and personnel interviews. The positive outcome of the above results in the issue of a certificate.
Periodical visits conducted over the three-year period of validity of the certificate, to the end of ensuring Hygiene Management System compliance to the relevant standard with a view to continuous improvement.