Food Safety | Migration
Food Grade Status for the STI Group's Products
Based on the legal declarations submitted by our suppliers, we can confirm that absolutely no heavy metals, especially cadmium, lead, mercury and chromium VI or solvents containing chlorine, are used in the production of our products or in the raw materials utilised in their production, including paper, cardboard or manufacturing materials like paints, varnishes or adhesives.
It should however be noted that paper, when used as a raw material, can contain demonstrable traces of the aforementioned heavy metals as elementary components of the wood (cellular material). Those values never come even close to the legally applicable threshold value (Guideline 2005/20/EU) of 50 ppm.
Both our raw materials and the packaging materials we produce correspond to the requirements of the LFGB, the German Food and Feed Code, and are free of genetically modified organisms.
When testing is required to determine whether packaging or displays contain materials that could detract from the enjoyment of foods, a food safety examination is coordinated with the ISEGA (Forschungs- und Untersuchungsgesellschaft mbH, Aschaffenburg) or comparable institute. The interactions of the different packaging materials to one another are analysed, as are their effect on the product.
A confirmation of food safety for individual products always requires an analysis of the complete packaging unit, incl. product.
The STI Group manufactures its products based on the specifications of DIN EN ISO 9001 and DIN EN 15593 (Packaging and Hygiene Management in the Manufacture of Food Packaging) and our products comply with the current state of technology in all regards.
In terms of the REACH regulation, the STI Group is classified as a 'downstream user'. As a so-called product manufacturer, the packaging and display products we produce are not obligated to REACH registration.