Paraffin is used in numerous branches of industry. It is, among others, one of the main ingredients of waxes intended for contact with food. These products are manufactured in accordance with the GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) regulations applicable in the company with elements of the GHP (Good Hygiene Practice).
One of the requirements of the GMP is also control testing in the scope of purity and substance content in products. In addition, it is very important to use suitable food colouring when producing waxes intended for contact with food – especially for cheese. These colours must appear on the list of colours authorised for use in foodstuffs as required by Directive 94/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 June 1994 on colours for use in foodstuffs (as amended).
Products in this group are subject to regular control tests verifying the content of heavy metals and the content of PAHs and carcinogenic substances. In addition, products are tested for compliance with the quality standards of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).