Food Contact Materials Testing


Food Contact Materials 

It’s important that consumers can trust the items that come into contact with the food they eat so it’s no surprise that there are a variety of regulations worldwide governing food contact materials (FCM). 

When it comes to food contact materials, any item which comes into direct contact with food should be tested to ensure they are safe for food contact and that they do not transfer any of their constituents into the foodstuff beyond what is considered acceptable.  

We provide a wide variety of food contact materials testing services for materials including: 

  • Plastics 
  • Paper and board packaging 
  • Metals and alloys packaging 
  • Glass and ceramics 
  • Wooden materials 
  • Printing inks 
  • Pigments and dyes 
  • Surface coatings 
  • Rubber materials 

Our service scope includes food contact materials testing to determine compliance with a wide variety of global standards and regulations, including: 

  • Framework Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 
  • Directive 84/500/EEC as amended by Directive 2005/31/EC 
  • Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food 
  • Directive 93/11/EEC 
  • Commission Regulation (EC) 1895/2005 
  • California Proposition 65 
  • GB 4806.1-2016 (General Safety Requirements for food contact materials and articles) 
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 21 CFR 
  • Germany LFGB Food and Feed Law § 30, 31 
  • French DGCCRF and French Decree 

Get in touch today to find out how we can support you in ensuring food contact material product quality and compliance!