News from CRIS: Trace Contaminants & Residues - Packaging

July 27, 2020

What is a trace contaminant and residue?

As we’ve discussed in prior posts, trace contaminants or residues are incredibly small particles or microorganisms that can make their way into our food system. These particles or microorganisms can include anything from bacteria to pesticides to minerals found in or on consumables like food and water.

What does packaging do?

Storing and transporting food is required to get food and beverage from the farm or the source to our tables. There are numerous points in our distribution system where food and ingredients are stored, processed, packaged, transported, and then make their way to our plates.

All of the containers, packaging, and storage points require food- and beverage- contact safe containers and packaging to follow regulations as well as safety protocols outlined in Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP). These protocols ensure our products remain safe for consumption.


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