Change control: Crates

October 1st, 2015

The following information concerns all our valued customers who buy or intend to buy crates. As part of our change control protocol, I would like to inform you about a planned change concerning the food safety of all materials handling products.

Changed legislation

At the moment, all crates are manufactured from raw materials which comply with food safety legislation and bear a food safety logo. The EU legislation (EC 10/2011) on materials for food contact is about to change. As of January 1st 2016, all plastic packaging materials must comply with newly defined overall migration limits. If we want to continue supplying food safe crates, we must have all raw materials tested again.

Food safety testing not only involves the plastics but also colourants and printing foils. Each combination of plastic, colourant and colour foil must be tested.

Research among customers has shown that most of them do not use our crates for food contact applications and therefore do not require food safe packaging. That is why CurTec will not have the current materials tested for food safety and remove all food safety logos from the crates. This will not affect the technical characteristics or quality level of the crates.

We can manufacture food safe crates as customised items by using specific materials. Please contact Inside Sales for delivery terms:

Please read and consider this information carefully. Should you require additional information to process this change in your quality system, please contact me by e-mail before November 1st 2015. If you do not respond before this date, CurTec assumes that you will formally accept this change.

As of December 1st 2015, all crates will be manufactured without food safety logo. As of January 1st 2016, all standard crates will be delivered without food safety logo.

For further assistance, please e-mail me:

Kind regards,

Eef van Holland
Regulatory Affairs & Compliance Officer