Jatin Takkar

Head - Product Safety and Regulatory, Siegwerk India

Jatin Takkar is a Food technologist specializing in Food safety. He holds a Master’s degree in Food Technology from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. He has worked in areas of Operations, Quality, Food safety as well as Regulatory with companies like Nestle, Kraft Heinz.  He has held his current role at Siegwerk India for 3 years as Head – Product safety and Regulatory, responsible for product safety and regulatory compliances of packaging inks. He is also a certified auditor for ISO 22000, Food Safety and Management Systems. With his expertise in food safety, and his focus on packaging safety he is now supporting the packaging supply chain in understanding and implementation of food safety from the perspective of Packaging inks. His motto – “Ensuring Safe food for everyone”.

Safe Packaging Inks: Risk Mitigation to Risk Elimination

Packaging has been limited to an outsourced activity for most brand owners. However, globalisation and digitalisation have given a new perspective on packaging safety to the entire packaging supply chain. Now consumers are more aware and hence emphasis laid by brand owners and authorities upon packaging safety has seen a steep positive drift over past few years. It has been well acknowledged by partners of the supply chain that packaging compliance can only be assured by following an integrated approach between converter, substrate manufacturers, ink manufacturers and others. Further implications of this integrated approach also mean careful selection of the partners in the supply chain considering their understanding of compliance and the systematic approach they deploy to ensure compliance consistently.

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