Safety tests (specific and overall migration) of all types of packaging, packaging materials and articles intended for contact with food.
Our practice is to apply the European requirements for the safety of materials and articles intended for direct or indirect contact with food, to guarantee accuracy, precision and credibility of laboratory results and that they are reliable, reproducible and defensible.
In the field of safety of materials and articles intended for direct or indirect contact with food, the fundamental document is Regulation (EC) No. 1935/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 October 2004 on materials and articles intended for contact with food.
The regulation provides:
"From the materials and objects intended for direct or indirect contact with food, low-molecular substances in quantities that can damage human health must not pass to the food.
From the materials and objects intended for direct or indirect contact with food, low molecular weight substances must not pass to the food in quantities that could cause adverse changes in the composition of the food or in its organoleptic characteristics.
All materials, including active and intelligent ones, and products used as containers and packaging, machines, details and parts for them, containers intended for preparation, mixing, production and transport, details for utensils, machines and apparatus intended for hygiene control are subject to hygienic control for contact with food and drink, as well as utensils for preparing and storing food and drink for babies and children."
The groups of materials intended for contact with food are:
- Plastics, incl. coatings and varnishes on paper and metal surfaces
- Elastomers and rubber
- Combined materials
- Paper and cardboard
- Glass and glass ceramics
- Metals and alloys
- Inks for printing on surfaces that do not come into direct contact with food
- AdhesivesWe test for safety all packaging, materials and objects in the form of envelopes, foils, sheets, boxes, jars, vials, blisters, coasters, plates, crates, caps, dispensers, porcelain and plastic food services, pots, pans, cutlery, thermoses, etc.
We carry out tests for general and specific migration of all types of packaging materials. The regulation defines the maximum permissible limits of total migration of low molecular weight substances from the packaging to the packaged food, which apply to all materials and objects intended to come into contact with food. The corresponding maximum permissible limits of specific migration are also defined for each substance which is considered to be harmful above these limits.
You can turn to us for proving the safety of all consumer goods that are intended to come into contact with food.