• Shaun Bateman

SAVA welcomes food packaging systems as a member



The Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) has welcomed Premier Attraction 114 cc (trading as Food Packaging Systems) as one of the latest corporates to sign up as a member of this Producer Responsibility Organisation representing the local vinyls industry.


Founded in 2003, Food Packaging Systems is a Johannesburg-based company that specialises in the manufacturing of different sizes of vinyl clingfilm, which they supply to the food industry.


“Vinyl food wrap is the clingfilm of choice used by supermarkets, caterers, and the food industry, as it clings to itself and food containers to form a tight seal. Our product maintains the freshness of the food by preventing air and moisture from coming in that could cause spoilage,” says Unuss Asvat, owner of Food Packaging Systems.


Upon learning about SAVA's Clingfilm Compliance initiative earlier this year, Unuss was keen to become a member to align his company with international standards and norms for health, safety, and environmental quality.


"As a producer of clingfilm, we are often asked about possible health concerns due to migration levels, use of harmful substances, etc. Being part of SAVA’s Clingfilm Compliance Initiative will allow us to give our customers peace of mind and guarantee that all the raw materials, intermediates, and substances used in the manufacture of our food wraps have been Food Approved.


Furthermore, independent testing and audits performed by SAVA will confirm that our company complies with Good Manufacturing Practices and that we use correct and approved labelling codes together with “Intended Use “information,” Unuss explains. Once all the audits are completed, Food Packaging Systems’ clingfilm will be allowed to display SAVA’s Vinyl. Product Label, as well as the Association’s Food Contact, Approved stamp.


Asked what other benefits he hopes to get from his SAVA membership, Unuss says that he is excited about the networking opportunities with other members and that he looks forward to being exposed to diverse players in the local vinyls industry. “It is also encouraging to know that, from now on, we will enjoy the full backing and support of an industry Association when we need it!” he concludes.

For more information, visit www.savinyls.co.za.

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