How to recognize food contact containers?

Symbols on food packaging

All food packaging placed on the market must be accompanied by information that they have been approved for contact with food, as well as information on their use or a symbol (glass and fork).

If the food packaging contains the glass and fork symbol, you can be sure that during the use of the container, its ingredients will not migrate to food, and it will not affect the taste and smell of the food stored in it.

You can also find the symbol on food packaging:

  • dishwasher – informs that the container can be safely washed
    in a dishwasher,
  • temperature – informs at what temperature we can use the
    container, e.g. freeze, heat,
  • microwave ovens,
  • snowflakes – informs that the container can be stored in
    refrigeration / freezing conditions.

Visual representation: https://curver.com/uk_en/blog/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-symbols-on-our-plastic-containers.html

Other symbols that may be shown on food packing: https://www.pack-supplies.co.uk/uk-food-packaging-symbols/