Safe for Food Contact

 We understand the importance of food safety in protecting the health of consumers. Offering all the reassurance of a fully transparent, fully compliant approach, UPM food contact papers are ideal for a wide range of food-related end-uses.

All UPM packaging grades are safe for direct contact with food and comply with food contact regulations in both Europe (EU 1935/2004, BfR) and the USA (FDA). We also comply with other local regulations; for example, packaging papers from our Changshu paper mill in China, also meet local QS food safety standards. And our experts actively monitor regulatory developments, so you can trust us to stay on top of regulatory changes.


Raw material

  • Comply with the strictest international regulations
  • Only approved chemicals

Specialty Papers production

  • Certified ISO 22000 Food Safety Management system at Mills
  • GMP (Good manufacturing practice) & HACCP (Hazard analysis and critical control points) in place


  • FDA and BfR compliant
  • UPM provides Product Safety Profiles that offer details on product safety for each product

View Product Safety Profiles


All UPM Specialty Paper Grades comply with the following regulations

  • EN 71-3 Safety of Toys
  • EN 71-9 Safety of Toys
  • ASTM F963 Standard Consumer Safety Specification on Toy Safety (USA)
  • TPCH, The Model Toxics in Packaging Legislation, USA

All UPM Specialty Papers packaging grades are free from the following substances

  • Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)
  • Ozone depleting substances
  • Allergens
  • Fluorochemicals (PFAS, etc.)
  • Bisphenols
  • Conflict minerals
  • Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
  • Mineral Oils (MOSH &MOAH)

Protect packed food from fluorochemicals


Reduce the risk of mineral oil migration


See how we make sure at UPM Changshu Mill that our papers are safe for direct food contact



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Papers for packaging


Give your products a natural look and feel with UPM barrier papers, which can all be recycled in regular paper recycling.

Barrier Papers


Guarantee shelf appeal with our premium, coated one-side packaging. Suitable for food and non-food use, it can also be used in multi-material flexible packaging constructions.

C1S packaging papers


View other papers for end uses

Chilled Foods

Resist moisture and condensation with papers for refrigerated and frozen foods.

Dry Foods

Combine form and function with packaging papers for pantry staples.

Fresh Foods

Unite convenience and sustainability with recyclable papers for single-use wrapping and packaging.

Paper bags

Build your brand everywhere with quality paper and consumer bags for a wide range of uses.