The FSMA is regulated by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and was signed into law in 2011 by former President Barack Obama. The regulations are being phased in from 2017 through 2022, and apply to food meant for human or animal consumption that is manufactured, processed, packed, or held without sale, including imported food.
CTI’s High Pressure Processing Verification Technology was introduced in 2017 as a tool for companies required by FSMA regulations to provide monitoring and verification of the safety of food. CTI’s HPP ink technology provides an easy-to-use, affordable tool (fractions of a cent per package) to audit whether or not packages have been subjected to high-pressure processing or severe heat abuse during transportation or storage.
CTI’s HPP Indicator ink can be printed directly on the package and color appears when the package has been subjected to 50,000 psi or greater. Traditional HPP machines deliver 87,000 psi for 3 minutes, so the HPP indicator identifies any packages that have bypassed the machine and serves as a high correlation to process completion.
CTI’s ink technology for HPP also contains anti-counterfeiting features to ensure a dishonest person hasn’t just simply printed an ink overlay on their packaging claiming an HPP indicator. In addition to HPP verification, the HPP indicator also detects severe heat exposure above 90°F.
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