Hygienic Design

Why do you need hygienic packaging?

Prevent contamination, retain key customers, enhance customer loyalty

Hygienic packaging can benefit your business and customers in a number of ways:

  • Comply with food safety regulations standards and prevent contamination

    With stainless steel open frame designs, clean surfaces and clutter-free work areas, innovative packaging machinery solutions will help you to achieve the highest hygiene standards, preventing bacterial contamination, and enabling you to meet regulatory requirements.
  • Retain your key customers

    Retail and restaurant groups implement rigorous controls in terms of food safety throughout their supply chain. Don’t be a weak link.
  • Enhance consumer loyalty

    Hygienically designed solutions help to prevent product contamination while enabling you to deliver consistently high quality products, attracting new consumers, boosting sales and securing customer confidence.
  • Food Safety Regulations

    Finding the latest food safety regulations challenging?

    We understand the challenges of your industry, that’s why we have designed a series of hygienic packaging solutions. Their versatile and simplified design helps you to overcome any hygiene obstacles, eliminating the risk of contaminated products and boosting your brands’ image on the shelf.

    Increasing food safety requirements and consumer awareness towards product contaminants and allergens are driving changes within the packaging industry. That is why the food safety standards – the world over – must now be in line with the expectations of global governing bodies, such as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food Standards Agency (FSA), British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standards, and for machinery producers, such as Syntegon, the European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG). In addition, the FDA passed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in 2011, which shifted the focus from responding to outbreak towards preventing them.

    If these guidelines are not met it could lead to product recalls and ultimately – a loss of customer trust, arguably your biggest asset.

    Eliminate the threat

    Enhancing trust in food is a growing concern in a climate where public confidence in food producers, processes and sellers – even government regulators – has been rocked by many high-profile scandalsHaving a product recalled, due to food hygiene or safety issues, will cost a company on average $10 million* and under FSMA there only needs to be “reason to believe” that the food has been adulterated or misbranded to take action or recall.With the USDA and FSA increasing their food safety regulations year on year, it’s vital that you keep your product safe, secure and most importantly - on the shelf.

    * “Recall Execution Effectiveness: Collaborative Approaches to Improving Consumer Safety and Confidence,” Deloitte on behalf of the Food Marketing Institute (“FMI”), the Grocery Manufacturers Association (“GMA”), and GS1 U.S., June 2010

    For more information about safety regulations in food and food packaging please see the following pages:


  • Vertical Packaging Machinery for Food

    Exceed the food safety standards of tomorrow, today

    With Syntegon’s SVC range of packaging solutions, together we can solve the hygiene equation.

    To safeguard your brand from costly recalls, Syntegon has equipped the SVC platform with a stainless steel frame, streamlined design for easy cleaning, fewer cables and a reduced amount of holes and crevices, which can trap food.

    Depending on your application requirements, you can choose a cleaning option that suits you; from dry wipedown to high-pressure water washdown.

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    SVC series

  • Liquid Filling Machinery for Dairy

    3-A sanitary standards for dairy filling machinery

    Syntegon dairy filling machinery comply with the most challenging hygienic design guidelines

    3-A Sanitary Standards are detailed and stringent design guidelines that contain hygienic equipment designed for the food industry. They define specifications and recommendations regarding the development, manufacturing, installation and use of food production plants.

    To obtain the 3-A certificate, applicants must undergo a Third Party Verification (TPV) inspection based on an on-site detailed physical evaluation of an operating system in a processing facility which has to be renewed every five years.

    As food safety regulations continue to strengthen, U.S. dairy producers are seeking ways to prevent product recalls. The 3-A certificate gives them an assurance that their product will be handled hygienically through the filling and packaging process, contributing to high product quality and ultimately consumer safety. Sanitary design guarantees easy cleaning because of fewer areas that can trap food and cause contamination. In addition, the hygienic machine design allows food manufacturers to minimize downtime and product waste, ensure consistently high product quality and focus on developing and delivering fresh and safe products to consumers.

    Syntegon Technology joined the elite group of selected suppliers with 3-A certification in the early 1990s (for a thermoforming machine). The carousel filling machine for dairy food in pre-formed bottles and cups of Ampack GmbH, a Syntegon Technology company, was recently awarded the 3-A certificate.

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    Ampack FCL