We want to develop and sell printers+inks for EU and US and other regions food packaging market.
For our customers (printing companies, converter) and their customers (brand owner, retailer, discounter) we want to document our food packaging quality as good as possible, including external auditing (or even certification?).
I have three questions:
- How far do the GMP and food compliance requirements go? Do we have to ask our hardware suppliers (e.g. flexible tubes for the ink management) for food compliance or GMP? We don’t and even our customers do not process the food but only the food packaging.
- Is a certification helpful for us as we are printer manufacturer or is it only helpful for our customers (e.g. printing company)?
- Would you recommend a certification by BRC, IFS, SQF, FSSC22000 or other?