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'Project Passport' Designed to Improve Food Packaging Compliance Communication in Supply Chain

Project Passport, launched by SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, is intended to provide companies in the food packaging supply chain with a suite of communication tools and educational resources to help convey relevant information about their products to ensure compliance and address the concerns of consumers and customers.

'Project Passport' Designed to Improve Food Packaging Compliance Communication in Supply Chain

"Project Passport is another of SPI's programs and educational resources that helps take the regulatory guesswork out of plastics manufacturing compliance, leaving these businesses free to innovate in order to meet the ever-changing needs of their brand owner customers and consumers," said SPI President and CEO William R. Carteaux. "Brand owners are the conduit between plastics companies and the consumer, and with Project Passport SPI is hoping to unite these parties in the interest of clearly communicating the safety and value of plastic products to curious consumers."

Project Passport result from more than three years of work aimed to devise a more effective and efficient way of communicating risk information about food packaging raw materials, components and articles throughout the food packaging supply chain. The current edition of Project Passport’s Guideline for Risk Communication for the Global Food Contact Supply Chain consists of three separate components, each of which offers packaging suppliers a key tool to help them communicate the safety of their products to companies and consumers further down the food packaging supply chain:

• An Example "Food Contact Declaration of Compliance" Form – The form is generic by design so that it can be adapted to different products marketed in various jurisdictions.

• Instructions – These basic explanations and sample customer assurance statements provide the context to help companies complete the form quickly and effectively.

Quick Guides – A series of topical guides interspersed throughout the document on select topics to provide added clarity on the instructions.

The current document was developed by a wide spectrum of plastics industry stakeholders, from producers of resins and additives and packaging manufacturers to brand owners, in order to create a recognizable and adaptable system that enables companies throughout the food packaging supply chain to transmit clear, reliable information to the intended audience.

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"Project Passport is another of SPI's programs and educational resources that helps take the regulatory guesswork out of plastics manufacturing compliance, leaving these businesses free to innovate in order to meet the ever-changing needs of their brand owner customers and consumers," said SPI President and CEO William R. Carteaux. "Brand owners are the conduit between plastics companies and the consumer, and with Project Passport SPI is hoping to unite these parties in the interest of clearly communicating the safety and value of plastic products to curious consumers."

Project Passport result from more than three years of work aimed to devise a more effective and efficient way of communicating risk information about food packaging raw materials, components and articles throughout the food packaging supply chain. The current edition of Project Passport’s Guideline for Risk Communication for the Global Food Contact Supply Chain consists of three separate components, each of which offers packaging suppliers a key tool to help them communicate the safety of their products to companies and consumers further down the food packaging supply chain:

• An Example "Food Contact Declaration of Compliance" Form – The form is generic by design so that it can be adapted to different products marketed in various jurisdictions.

• Instructions – These basic explanations and sample customer assurance statements provide the context to help companies complete the form quickly and effectively.

Quick Guides – A series of topical guides interspersed throughout the document on select topics to provide added clarity on the instructions.

The current document was developed by a wide spectrum of plastics industry stakeholders, from producers of resins and additives and packaging manufacturers to brand owners, in order to create a recognizable and adaptable system that enables companies throughout the food packaging supply chain to transmit clear, reliable information to the intended audience.

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'Project Passport' Designed to Improve Food Packaging Compliance Communication in Supply Chain