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  As food production technology increasingly diversified, the food safety problems have not only limited to the quality problem of the food itself, but also including the safety of the materials contacted with food directly or indirectly. These materials include food container, food packaging, kitchen ware etc which are called food contact materials (FCM). Lots of regions & countries around the world such as the EU and America have made great stringent regulations regarding food contact materials. Products exported to the European Union or the United States must pass the corresponding test and get the qualified product test report, also known as the "food grade test". Our country also have strict requirements on different food contact materials.

With advanced technology, we are pleasured to provide you with the following services on FCMs:


FDA Requirements(* CMA:The United States association of meal kitchen utensils)



No

Materials

Regulation

Test Method

Test Items

Remark

1

Coating

US FDA 21 CFR 175.300

US FDA 21 CFR 175.300

Extractives

3
Simulants

In House Method

In House Method

Only for infant formula food package coating

2

Paperboard

US FDA 21 CFR 176.170

US FDA 21 CFR 176.170

Extractives

4
Simulants

3

Closures with sealing gaskets for food containers

US FDA 21 CFR 177.1210

US FDA 21 CFR 177.1210

Extractives

3
Simulants

4

PMMA

US FDA 21 CFR 177.1010

US FDA 21 CFR 177.1010

Extractives

4
Simulants

Oxidizable extractives

3
Simulants

Ultraviolet-absorbing distilled water

4
Simulants

5

EVA

US FDA 21 CFR 177.1350

US FDA 21 CFR 177.1350

Extractives

4
Simulants

6

MF/Melamine

US FDA 21 CFR 177.1460

US FDA 21 CFR 177.1460

Extractives

3
Simulants

7

PA

US FDA 21 CFR 177.1500

ASTM D1505-10

Density

-

ASTM D2117-82

Melting point

-

US FDA 21 CFR 177.1500

Solubility in 4.2N HCL

-

US FDA 21 CFR 177.1500

Extractives

4
Simulants

8

homo-PP

US FDA 21 CFR 177.1520

ASTM D1505-10

Density

-

ASTM D2117-82

Melting point

-

US FDA 21 CFR 177.1520

Extractives

2
Simulants

9

Co-PP

US FDA 21 CFR 177.1520

ASTM D1505-10

Density

-

US FDA 21 CFR 177.1520

Extractives

2
Simulants

10

PE

US FDA 21 CFR 177.1520

ASTM D1505-10

Density

-

US FDA 21 CFR 177.1520

Extractives

2
Simulants

11

PC

US FDA 21 CFR 177.1580

US FDA 21 CFR 177.1580

Extractives

3
Simulants

12

PET

US FDA 21 CFR 177.1630

US FDA 21 CFR 177.1630

Extractives

4
Simulants

13

PSF

US FDA 21 CFR 177.1655

US FDA 21 CFR 177.1655

Extractives

4
Simulants

14

UF

US FDA 21 CFR 177.1900

US FDA 21 CFR 177.1900

Extractives

3
Simulants

15

Polyester

US FDA 21 CFR 177.2420

US FDA 21 CFR 177.2420

Extractives

4
Simulants

16

PVDF

US FDA 21 CFR 177.2510

US FDA 21 CFR 177.2510

Extractives

3
Simulants

17

Rubber / Silcone
(TPA/TPEE/TPR)

US FDA 21 CFR 177.2600

US FDA 21 CFR 177.2600

Extractives

2
Simulants

18

Silver -plated hollowware

CPG 7117 05

ASTM C738-94(2011)

Extractable lead

-

19

Stainless Steel
(201,301,304,430)

CMA/GRAS

EPA 3050B

Total Chromium

-

20

Wood

US FDA 21 CFR 178.3800

US FDA 21 CFR 178.380

PCP (food contact)

-

21

Ceramic, Enamel, Glass

CPG 7117 06&07

ASTM C738-94(2011)

Extractable lead & cadmium

-

22

Other metals

US FDA 21 CFR 175.300
CPG 7117 05

US FDA 21 CFR 175.300

Extractives

3
Simulants

ASTM C738-94(2011)

Extractable lead

-




EU Requirements


No

Material

Regulation

Test Method

Test Items

Remark

1

Plastics (old version)

2002/72/EC

EN 1186

Overall Migration

4
Simulants

2007/19/EC

EN 14372

Phthalates Content

-

EN 13130

Specific of Phthalates

4
Simulants

2

Plastics (new version)

2011/10/EU

EN 1186

Overall Migration

6
Simulants

EN 13130

Ba, Co, Cu, Fe, Li, Mn, Zn

-

DIN 55610

Primary Aromatic Amines(PAA)

-

EN 14372

Phthalates Content

-

EN 13130

Specific of Phthalates

6
Simulants

(EU) No 321/2011

EN 13130

Specific of Bis-phenolA (BPA)

PC

2011/10/EU

EN 13130

Specific of Formaldehyde

MF

(EU)No 1282/2011

EN 13130

Specific of Melamine

2011/10/EU

EN 13130

Specific migration of Caprolactam

PA

3

Ceramic, Enamel, Glass

84/500/EEC
2005/31/EC

84/500/EEC

Extractable lead & cadmium

-

4

Silicone

AP2004-5

EN 1186

Overall Migration

4
Simulants

5

Coatings

AP2004-1

EN 1186

Overall Migration

4
Simulants

6

Rubber

AP2004-4

EN 1186

Overall Migration

4
Simulants

EN12868

N-nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances

-

DIN 55610

Primary Aromatic Amines(PAA)

-

7

Aluminium

EN 601
EN 602

IN HOUSE

Fe+Si, Ti, Cr, Zn, Cu, Mn, Mg, Ni, Sn, Pb, Tl, Be

-

8

Aluminium alloys

EN 601
EN 602

IN HOUSE

Si,Mg,Mn,Ni,Fe,Cu,Sb,Cr,Ti,Zr,Zn,Sr,Sn,As,Ta,Be,Pb,Tl

-

9

Metallic articles

refer to LFGB 35B 80.03-1/2

EPA 6010C

Pb, Cd, Cr, Ni, Cu, Co, Sb

-

10

Metals and alloys used in food contact materials

EDQM Technical Guide Resolution CM/Res(2013)9

23 Metals Testing

-



LFGB Requirements


No

Materials

Regulation

Test Method

Test Items

Remark

1

Articles

LFGB 30&31

DIN 10955

Sensory Test

-

2

PE

2011/10/EU

EN 1186

Plastic Normal Items*

-

BfR Recommendation III

European Pharmacopoeia, 2005 Appendix X F. Peroxide Value method A

Peroxide residues

-

Solvent extraction followed by analysis using ICP-OES

Catalyst residues- Cr V Zr

-

3

PP

2011/10/EU

EN 1186

Plastic Normal Items*

-

BfR Recommendation VII

Solvent extraction followed by analysis using ICP-OES

Catalyst residues- Cr V Zr

-

4

PC

2011/10/EU

EN 1186

Plastic Normal Items*

-

2011/321/EU

EN 13130

Specific migration of BPA

-

5

PS

2011/10/EU

EN 1186

Plastic Normal Items*

-

BfR Recommendation V&VI

LFGB BfR Part Ⅱ Section Ⅵ, May 2003 and LFGB section 35 B80.30 1(EG)

Volatile Organic materials(VOM)

-

European Pharmacopoeia, 2005 Appendix X F. Peroxide Value method A

Peroxide residues

-

6

ABS/SAN

2011/10/EU

EN 1186

Plastic Normal Items*


BfR Recommendation L&VI

LFGB BfR Part Ⅱ Section Ⅵ, May 2003 and LFGB section 35 B80.30 1(EG)

Volatile Organic materials(VOM)

-

European Pharmacopoeia, 2005 Appendix X F. Peroxide Value method A

Peroxide residues

-

European Pharmacopoeia, 2005 Appendix X F. Peroxide Value method A

Acrylonitrile 
monomer

-

7

PA

2011/10/EU

EN 1186

Plastic Normal Items*

-

BfR Recommendation X

European Pharmacopoeia, 2005 Appendix X F. Peroxide Value method A

Peroxide residues

-

EN 13130

Specific migration of Caprolactam

PA6

8

PET

2011/10/EU

EN 1186

Plastic Normal Items*

-

BfR Recommendation XVII

Solvent extraction followed by analysis using ICP-OES

Sb, Ga, Ge, Co, Li, Mn, Zn, Ti, Pb

-

9

Silicone

BfR Recommendation XV

With reference to 61st Communication on testing of plastics in Bundesgesundheitsbl 46(2003) 362.

Extractives

3
Simulants

LFGB BfR Part Ⅱ Section ⅩⅤ,May 2003 and LFGB section 35 B80.30 1(EG)

Volatile Organic materials(VOM)

-

European Pharmacopoeia, 2005 Appendix X F. Peroxide Value method A

Peroxide residues

-

Microwave digestion, followed by ICP-OES

Total Platinum (Pt)

-

10

Ceramic, Enamel, Glass

DIN 51032

EN 1388

Extractable lead & cadmium

-

11

Metallic articles

LFGB 35B 80.03-1/2

ICP

Pb, Cd, Cr, Ni, Cu, Co, Sb

-

12

Aluminium
Aluminium alloys

EN 601
EN 602

IN HOUSE

Aluminium:
Fe+Si, Ti, Cr, Zn, Cu, Mn, Mg, Ni, Sn, Pb, Tl, Be

-

Aluminium alloys: Si,Mg,Mn,Ni,Fe,Cu,Sb,Cr,Ti,Zr,Zn,Sr,
Sn,As,Ta,Be,Pb,Tl

-

13

Non-stick coating

BfR Recommendation LI

EN 1186

Overall Migration


Solvent extraction followed by analysis using UV-Vis

Phenol

-

Solvent extraction followed by analysis using UV-Vis

Formaldehyde (food contact)

-

DIN 55610

Primary Aromatic Amines (PAA)

-

Solvent extraction followed by analysis using IC

Total Fluoride compounds

-

Solvent extraction followed by analysis using ICP-OES

Li

-

Solvent extraction followed by analysis using UV-Vis

Cr3+、Cr6+

-

14

Coatings

Refer to AP2004-1

EN 1186

Overall Migration

4
Simulants

15

Rubber

BfR Recommendation XXI

EN 1186

Overall Migration

3
Simulants

Solvent extraction followed by analysis using UV-Vis

Formaldehyde (food contact)

-

Solvent extraction followed by analysis using ICP-OES

Zinc & Lead

-

EN 12868

N-nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances

-

DIN 55610

Primary Aromatic Amines (PAA)

-


*Plastic Normal Items include: Overall Migration, Release of Ba, Co, Cu, Fe, Li, Mn, Zn, Primary Aromatic Amines(PAA)and Phthalates(this item only for soft plastics, such as PVC, EVA etc.


DGCCRF Requirements


No

Materials

Regulation

Test Method

Test Items

Remark

1

Plastics

DGCCRF 2004-64

EN 1186

See EU Food Grade Testing Items

-

2

Rubber

DGCCRF 2004-64

EN 1186

Overall Migration

4
Simulants

Solvent extraction followed by analysis using UV-Vis

Formaldehyde (food contact)

-

DIN 55610

Primary Aromatic Amines (PAA)

-

EN12868

N-nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances

-

LFGB BfR Part Ⅱ Section Ⅵ, May 2003 and LFGB section 35 B80.30 1(EG)

Volatile Organic materials(VOM)

-

French pharmacopoeia, Xth edition.

Peroxide residues

-

3

Silicone

DGCCRF 2004-64

EN 1186

Overall Migration

4
Simulants

LFGB BfR Part Ⅱ Section Ⅵ, May 2003 and LFGB section 35 B80.30 1(EG)

Volatile Organic materials(VOM)

-

French pharmacopoeia, Xth edition.

Peroxide residues


Solvent extraction followed by analysis using ICP-OES

Tin

-

4

Ceramic,Glass, Crystal

DGCCRF 2004-64

DGCCRF 2004-64

Extractable lead & cadmium

-

Lip and rim region

-

5

Enamel

DGCCRF 2004-64

DGCCRF 2004-64

Extractable lead,cadmium&Cr 6+

-

Lip and rim region

-

6

Stainless steel

DGCCRF 2004-64

EPA 3050B

Component analysis: Cr,Ta,Nb,
Zr,Mo,Ti, Al,Cu

-

7

Non-coated steel for packaging (blackplate)

DGCCRF 2004-64

DGCCRF 2004-64

Undesirable elements contents: Pb, Cd, As

-

8

Steel with metallic coating(Tinplate)

DGCCRF 2004-64

DGCCRF 2004-64

Undesirable elements contents: Pb, Cd, As

-

9

Steel with organic coating

DGCCRF 2004-64

DGCCRF 2004-64

Undesirable elements contents: Pb, Cd, As

-

Overall Migration

-

10

Non-coated steel
for non-packaging

DGCCRF 2004-64

DGCCRF 2004-64

Undesirable elements contents: Pb, Cd, As, Co

-

11

Steel and stainless steel with
metallic coating for non-packaging

DGCCRF 2004-64

DGCCRF 2004-64

Undesirable elements contents: Pb, Cd, As

-

Migration of Ni, Cr, Zn

-

12

Steel and stainless steel with organic coating for non-packaging

DGCCRF 2004-64

DGCCRF 2004-64

Undesirable elements contents: Pb, Cd, As, Co

-

Overall Migration

-

13

Coated aluminium

DGCCRF 2004-64

DGCCRF 2004-64

Component analysis: Fe+Si, Ti, Cr, Zn, Cu, Mn, Mg, Ni, Sn, Pb, Tl, Be

-

DGCCRF 2004-64

Component analysis: Si, Mg, Mn,Ni,Fe,Cu,Sb,Cr,Ti,Zr,Zn,Sr,Sn,As,Ta,Be,Pb,Tl

-

EN 1186

Overall Migration

-

14

Uncoated aluminium

DGCCRF 2004-64

DGCCRF 2004-64

Component analysis: Fe+Si, Ti, Cr, Zn, Cu, Mn, Mg, Ni, Sn, Pb, Tl, Be

-

Component analysis: Si, Mg, Mn,Ni,Fe,Cu,Sb,Cr,Ti,Zr,Zn,Sr,Sn,As,Ta,Be,Pb,Tl

-

15

Non-coated cast iron

DGCCRF 2004-64

DGCCRF 2004-64

Component analysis:Pb

-

16

Cast iron with metallic coating

DGCCRF 2004-64

DGCCRF 2004-64

Component analysis:Pb

-

Undesirable elements contents: Pb, Cd, As

-

Specific migration of Ni Cr

-

17

Cast iron with organic coating

DGCCRF 2004-64

DGCCRF 2004-64

Component analysis:Pb

-

DGCCRF 2004-64

Undesirable elements contents: Pb, Cd, As

-

EN 1186

Overall Migration

-

18

Tin and Tin alloys

DGCCRF 2004-64

DGCCRF 2004-64

Component analysis:Sn,Sb, Cu

-

Undesirable elements contents: Pb, Cd, As


Specific migration of Sb

-

19

Zinc

DGCCRF 2004-64

DGCCRF 2004-64

Undesirable elements contents: Pb, Cd, As

-

Specific migration of Zn

-

20

Objects in various coated
metals (whitened metals)

DGCCRF 2004-64

DGCCRF 2004-64

Undesirable elements contents: Pb, Cd, As

-

Specific migration of Ni Pb Cr Zn Cd

-



GB Requirements


No

Materials

Regulation

Test Method

Test Items

Remark

1

Rubber / Silicone(Nipple except)

GB 4806.1-1994

GB 4806.1

Sensory Analysis

-

GB/T 5009.60

Evaporation residues

4Simulants

GB/T 5009.64

Heavy metal

-

GB/T 5009.64

Potassium permanagate consumption

-

GB/T 5009.64

Zn

-

GB/T 5009.152

Residual acrylonitrile monomer

-

2

Rubber / SiliconeNipple

GB 4806.2-1994

GB 4806.2

Sensory Analysis

-

GB/T 5009.60

Evaporation residues-distilled water

2Simulants

GB/T 5009.64

Heavy metal

-

GB/T 5009.64

Potassium permanagate consumption

-

GB/T 5009.64

Zn

-

3

PE Articles

GB 9687-1988

GB 9687

Sensory Analysis

-

GB/T 5009.60

Evaporation residues

3Simulants

GB/T 5009.60

Decoloring test

-

GB/T 5009.60

Heavy metal

-

GB/T 5009.60

Potassium permanagate consumption

-

4

PE resin particle

GB 9691-1988

GB 9691

Sensory Analysis

-

GB/T 5009.58

Loss on drying

-

GB/T 5009.58

Ignition residues

-

GB/T 5009.58

N-hexane extractive

-

5

PP Articles

GB 9688-1988

GB 9688

Sensory Analysis

-

GB 9688-1988

GB/T 5009.60

Evaporation residues

2Simulants

GB 9688-1988

GB/T 5009.60

Decoloring test

-

GB 9688-1988

GB/T 5009.60

Heavy metal

-

GB 9688-1988

GB/T 5009.60

Potassium permanagate consumption

-

6

PP resin particle

GB 9693-1988

GB 9693

Sensory Analysis

-

GB/T 5009.58

N-hexane extractive

-

7

PS Articles

GB 9689-1988

GB 9689

Sensory Analysis

-

GB/T 5009.60

Evaporation residues

2Simulants

GB/T 5009.60

Decoloring test

-

GB/T 5009.60

Heavy metal

-

GB/T 5009.60

Potassium permanagate consumption

-

8

PC Articles

GB 14942-1994

GB 14942

Sensory Analysis

-

GB/T 5009.60

Evaporation residues

3Simulants

GB/T 5009.69

Phenol

-

GB/T 5009.60

Heavy metal

-

GB/T 5009.60

Decoloring test

-

9

PET Articles

GB 13113-1991

GB 13113

Sensory Analysis

-

GB/T 5009.60

Evaporation residues

3Simulants

GB/T 5009.60

Evaporation residues-hexane

-

GB/T 5009.60

Potassium permanagate consumption

-

GB/T 5009.60

Heavy metal

-

GB/T 5009.101

Sb

-

GB/T 5009.60

Decoloring test

-

10

PA Articles

GB 16332-1996

GB 16332

Sensory Analysis

-

GB/T 5009.60

Evaporation residues

3Simulants

GB/T 5009.60

Potassium permanagate consumption

-

GB/T 5009.60

Heavy metal

-

GB/T 5009.60

Decoloring test

-

GB/T 5009.125

Caprolactam

-

11

MF/Melamine

GB 9690-2009

GB 9690

Sensory Analysis

-

GB/T 5009.60

Evaporation residues-distilled water

-

GB/T 5009.60

Potassium permanagate consumption

-

GB/T 5009.61

Formaldehyde (food contact)

-

IN HOUSE

Melamine

-

GB/T 5009.60

Heavy metal

-

GB/T 5009.60

Decoloring test

-

11

Stainless steel

GB 9684-2011

GB 9684

Sensory Analysis

-

GB/T 5009.81

Pb,Cd,Cr,Ni,As

-

12

Aluminum-wares for food use

GB 11333-1989

GB/T 5009.72

Sensory Analysis

-

GB/T 5009.72

Zn,Pb,Cd,As

-

13

Epoxy phenolic resin coating for the internal lacquer of food cans

GB 4805-1994

GB/T 5009.69

Sensory Analysis

-

GB/T 5009.69

Phenol

-

GB/T 5009.69

Formaldehyde (food contact)

-

GB/T 5009.60

Potassium permanagate consumption

-

GB/T 5009.69

Evaporation residues

4Simulants

14

Polytetrafluorethylene used as inner coating of food container

GB 11678-1989

GB 11678

Sensory Analysis

-

GB/T 5009.60

Evaporation residues-distilled water

3Simulants

GB/T 5009.60

Potassium permanagate consumption

-

GB/T 5009.81

Cr

-

GB 5009.18

F

-

15

Enamel

GB 4804-1984

GB/T 5009.63

Sensory Analysis

-

GB 5009.63

Pb,Cd,Sb

-

16

Ceramic

GB 12651-2003

/

Sensory Analysis

-

GB/T 3534

Pb,Cd

-

17

Glass (not heat resistant)

GB 19778- 2005

GB 19778- 2005

Pb,Cd,As,Sb

-

18

Paper

GB 11680-1989

GB 11680

Sensory Analysis

-

GB 3561

Pb,As

-

GB 3561

Fluorescent matters

-

GB 3561

Decoloring test

-

GB 3561

Microorganism

5 kinds




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