Certificates

Saga products have several certifications that show that our products are safe and reliable to use. Certifications are proof that products meet the requirements set by legislation, for example. The certificates are granted by a third party who also evaluates, tests or audits the compliance of the products.


Food contact

The Framework Regulation (EC) 1935/2004 (L338/4) states that food contact materials shall be safe. They shall not transfer their components into the food in quantities that could endanger human health, change the composition of the food in an unacceptable way or deteriorate the taste and odour of foodstuffs.

If an article is intended for food contact it shall be labelled for food contact or bear the symbol with a glass and fork. In cases where the intention for food contact is obvious by the nature of the article e.g. knife, fork, wine glass, this labelling is not obligatory.

SAGA products are certified as food contact materials by an independent third party organisation. All raw materials are approved for food contact. Our production sites have been certified according ISO 22000, BCR-CP or IFS-HPC hygiene management standards.

Maximum Temperatures of Use

SAGA product bearing this label are intended to be used in relatively high temperatures, in oven and similar appliances. The recommended maximum usage temperature for these products is 220°C.

 

 

Compostability & Biodegradability

SAGA products bearing the OK Compost Industrial and Home labels are certified as compostable by an independent third party organisation. This means that the products fulfill the requirements of EN 13432. Heavy metals and the fluorine content lay well below the maximum levels as prescribed by the standards EN 13432 (2000), NF T51-800 (2015), ASTM D6868 (2017) and CAN/BNQ 0017-088 (2010). Composting of the product result in compost that is safe for growing plants. Ecotoxicity was not found when investigated according to EN 13432.

 

PEFC

The PEFC Council (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation, founded in 1999 which promotes sustainably managed forests through independent third party certification. The PEFC provides an assurance mechanism to purchasers of wood and paper products that they are promoting the sustainable management of forests.

PEFC works throughout the entire forest supply chain to promote good practice in the forest and to ensure that timber and non-timber forest products are produced with respect for the highest ecological, social and ethical standards.

PEFC is an umbrella organization. It works by endorsing national forest certification systems developed through multi-stakeholder processes and tailored to local priorities and conditions.

 

The Swan Label

The Swan is the official Nordic ecolabel that demonstrates when a product is a good environmental choice.

A Swan labelled grease-proof paper is amongst the least environmental hazardous within its group and A Swan label on a grease-proof paper shows that the product fulfils strict environmental requirements.

Requirements imposed are based on a life cycle assessment of the product and concern production, use and waste. In the case of grease-proof paper this is achieved by using certified raw materials, but limiting the use of environmentally harmful chemicals, by producing low emissions to air and water and by reducing the energy consumption.

 

Kosher

All SAGA products are kosher, which means foods or food-related products whose ingredients and manufacturing procedures comply with Jewish dietary laws. The basepaper qualities (SAGA Bake, SAGA Cook and SAGA Pack) that SAGA products are made of, have been certified by The Star-K organization, one of the largest kashrus certification agencies in North America. The certification gives the permission to display the Star-K symbol on SAGA packagings.

 

Halal

SAGA products produced in Düren are classified as ”pure” [tahir] and permitted according to ritual Islamic regulations and therefore evaluated as “halal”. SAGA products have been certified by a Cooperations-Partner of Islamic Centre Hamburg (Imam Ali Mosque) in Bremen. The certification gives the permission to display the Hala symbol on SAGA packagings.