Indonesian food and beverage manufacturer SoGoodFood – and Ecolean customer – has become the first company in the country to receive the Class A certificate in the aseptic category from the Indonesian National Agency of Drug and Food Control.
The certificate recognises SoGoodFood’s flavoured UHT milk drinks in Ecolean’s lightweight packages. The result is supported by the high standards of Ecolean packaging’s sterility test results.
Paul Mellbin, senior advisor, ambient technology for Ecolean, said the company launched its first aseptic packaging solution for ambient distribution in 2008.
“We were one of the first packaging suppliers to use e-beam technology as a sterilisation method, which ensures that food contact surfaces are never exposed to any chemicals during the production or filling. It was groundbreaking at that time and we are still leading this development,” Mellbin said.
In February, Mellbin and local Ecolean representative Doni Kurniadi held an introduction to Ecolean aseptic technology at the National Agency of Drug and Food Control in Indonesia. The main objective of the session was to improve the knowledge of the agency’s inspectors when it comes to new product registration and post-market inspection for aseptic packages.
Kurniadi said the National Agency of Drug and Food Control was delighted to learn about Ecolean’s aseptic technology using e-beam.
“It’s nice to hear that SoGoodFood, has become the first company in Indonesia receiving the Class A certificate for aseptic category. We work in partnerships with our customers and celebrate their success.”