Inadequate or poorly designed food packaging that is not appropriate for intended use causes potential food safety risks. Now, requirements for packaging design have been included within a new publicly available specification, ISO/TS 22002-4 (formerly PAS 223) – Prerequisite programmes (PRPs) and design requirements for food safety in the manufacture and provision of food packaging. The specification is aimed at food packaging manufacturing organizations needing to meet the requirements of PRPs as specified in ISO 22000, the key global standard for food safety.
This specification gives requirements for establishing, implementing and maintaining PRPs and design requirements to help in identifying and controlling food safety hazards in the manufacture of food packaging.
ISO/TS 22002-4 has been developed to be used in conjunction with ISO 22000, for the GFSI recognized certification to FSSC 22000 for all food packaging manufacturing organizations.