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EN 15593 Management of hygiene in the production of food packaging
Hygiene management in the production of food packaging

EN 15593 Management of hygiene in the production of food packaging

EN 15593 Management of hygiene in the production of food packaging

Safe packaging – another link in the food supply chain

Standard   The standard ​EN 15593specifies the requirements that must be met by food safety management systems used by food packaging manufacturers and suppliers, including storage and transportation, to ensure the safety of the packaging once it makes contact with the food product.



  • To enhance the food safety of the entire chain.
  • To promote cooperation between packaging suppliers and the food industry.
  • Ensure consumer protection and strengthen consumer confidence.
  • To establish baseline requirements for food safety management systems for packaging manufacturers
  • To improve cost efficiency throughout the food supply chain.


  • It facilitates compliance with the relevant legislation: RE 1935/2004, Regulation (UE) No. 10/2011, Regulation (EC) 282/2008, etc.
  • It includes the principles of risk and danger management in the organisation's management system that is compatible with the ISO 9001 model.
  • It provides organised and effective communication between all involved parties
  • It inspires confidence in consumers.
  • It improves documentation.
  • More efficient and dynamic monitoring of food safety hazards.
  • Systematic pre-requisite management: Pest control, cleanliness, Infrastructures, etc.
  • Time and cost savings by carrying out the audits of EN 15593 together with other Food Safety schemes related to containers, such as ISO ​22000, FSSC and BRC-IOP​.

In addition, audits based on EN 15593 can be easily integrated with Quality Management System Audits based on the Standard ISO 9001​​.

Manufacturers of containers and material that have contact with food, including storage and transport. For example, manufacturers of food containers made of paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, metal; oak barrel manufacturers.

Due to its structure based on risk management, the certification EN 15593 can be easily integrated into any process management system, such as ISO 9001.

It can also be carried out together with food safety audits ISO 22000 and the private protocols, such as BRC (Global Standard for Food Safety) and ​IFS as these include requirements from a food safety system.

Once the auditing process has been successfully completed, if the implemented system meets the requirements of the standard ​EN 15593, the organisation obtains:

  • The AENOR Certificate for Food Packaging Hygiene Management Systems.
  • A licence to use AENOR's Container Hygiene Mark.

Furthermore, organisations with management systems certified by AENOR have free access to the AENORnet and a subscription to the AENOR monthly magazine.

AENOR Mark for Container Hygiene

AENOR Mark for Container Hygiene 


AENOR has certified this standard since 2011.​​​