These guidelines help to ensure the quality and reliability of pre-packaged products on bottling lines. These good practices are based on the problems encountered by our members, international packaging experts.
They are used to draw up specifications for packaging supplies (labelling, metallic screw capping, corking, crimping, cardboard packaging, etc.), and also to develop a quality management approach for bottling lines (practical approach to ISO 9000 certification; good hygiene practices on bottling lines, the safety of pre-packaged food products, inspection on bottling lines, cleanliness of pre-packaging, mobile bottling of still wines by subcontractors, etc).
(Please note that some documents may not be available due to their possible revision, translation)
Scope01/01/1991 - Update 05/02/2021
The ISO 9000 standards, which set out the rules to ensure quality, concern everyone involved in the industrial chain.
Should this be undertaken? Should I be certified? In what form should this process be undertaken? With which standards? ISO 9003, 9002, 9001, ...
Council Directive 93/43 EEC of the European Communities of 14/06/93, on the hygiene of foodstuffs, calls on professional organizations of food industries to develop for professional use guidelines to ensure safety and suitability of foodstuffs.
In this perspective, writing a guide about the hygiene of the pre-packaging complements comes together with other guides of good practice.
This guide concerns screw capping of still wines with a threaded plastic closure having a tamper evident ring whose bridges must break on opening
The cap is screwed on after filling and can be applied on a screw finish in glass or PET identified as BVS 30H60. This operation enables a seal to be ensured on the top and sides of the sealing surface.
NB: the term “still wines” is not currently defined in legislation; it is generally accepted practice to consider “still” wines whose carbon dioxide content is less than 1.2 g per litre of liquid and which gives an overpressure of less than 1 bar relative when maintained closed at 20°C. Wines entering in this category are neither “sparkling” nor “sweet” nor “natural”, etc.
01/01/2006 - Update 01/04/2020
This document is intended to provide recommendations for establishing a supply specification for aluminium screw caps.