Food Packaging Packaging Compliance Tests

Food Packaging Packaging Compliance Test Laboratory

EUROLAB Laboratory food packaging and tests of materials in contact with food ensure that your product complies with relevant food contact materials legislation.

All materials in contact with food, packaging, manufacturer's packaging, pots, cutlery, glassware, ceramics and storage containers should be tested until they are completely safe. Make sure that the ingredients are not in the desired quantity in food products. Food contact tests help protect consumers' health.

Our food testing materials are available worldwide. Our laboratories conduct tests according to regional contact regulations including EU, USA, Japan and China. Food packaging is regulated by the following regulations:

For European Union:

  • All materials: Frame Regulation (EC) Number 1935 / 2004
  • Ceramics: Directive replaced with 84 / 500 / EEC and Directive 2005 / 31 / EC
  • Recycled Cellulose Film: 2007 / 42 / EC Directive
  • Plastics - (EU) No 10 / 2011 Arrangement includes additives and modifications to plastics and components that come into contact with food products.
  • Nitrosamines: 93 / 11 / EEC Directive
  • BADGE, BFDGE and NOGE Plastics: Commission Regulation (EC) 1895 / 2005

For the United States:

  • Regulations on food contact materials are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Ceramics and glassware in California is determined by California Proposition 65

In China materials must meet the requirements of the Food Safety Law of the People's Republic of China

In Japan, materials must comply with Part II of the Food Sanitization Law

We conduct special food contact tests for different countries such as Germany, France and Italy.

We serve you with analytical tests and expert support of plastic and non-plastic materials for contact with food products.

Contact EUROLAB for real-time laboratory services, including advice on food contact tests, state-of-the-art testing equipment and facilities.

  1. Formaldehyde in paper and cardboard materials
  2. Phthalate and aromatic amine compounds (stretch films, toys, plastic kitchen utensils)
  3. BADGE used in the content of can
  4. Bisphenol A in polycarbonate bottles,
  5. Melamine containing melamine,
  6. Lead and cadmium tests in ceramic materials,
  7. ESBO compounds are widely used in European Union countries.

Packaging is an important process stage that extends the shelf life of the product, ensures proper storage, protects it from contaminants, and ensures hygiene and product safety.

Unsuitable packaging selection, by losing the protective feature of the product, physical, chemical and microbiological adversely affects food safety and threatens consumer health.

With the help of developing packaging applications, it is possible to choose suitable packaging material and technology for different products, increase the shelf life of food and protect the product from physical, chemical and microbiological risks and maintain product quality and freshness.

Polymers, paper, metal, wood, glass, remanufactured cellulose, rubber etc. The packagings of the compositions are commonly used in food, cosmetic products and pharmaceuticals / pharmaceuticals.

Packaging manufacturers need testing services to produce appropriate packaging that may be in contact with food, to select suitable packaging from food manufacturers, to follow R & D and quality control processes.

The following parameters also assess the packaging according to the requirements of the applicable European Union and the requirements of the US FDA rules (eg Commission regulation No. 10 / 2011, regulation EC 1935 / 2004)

  • Material identification
  • Total and special transitions
  • Sensory tests
  • Content of toxic elements
  • Contents of aromatic amines
  • Lubricants antioxidants and stabilizers content
  • Microbial pollution testing
  • Various tests due to regulations related to some foil and packaging materials
  • Packaging Waste Tests
  • Evaluation of packaging waste packaging according to European Directive 94 / 62 / EC with the following parameters:
  • Recycling and composting methods of packaging
  • Energy recovery
  • Content of hazardous waste
  • The content of heavy metals
  • Food Contact Packaging Tests
  • Packaging of food products (all materials).
  • Products in contact with food from plates and functional household appliances (all materials).
  • Electrical household appliances in contact with food
  • the Gastroteknoloj

Evaluation of Materials in Contact with Food;

EUROLAB Within the scope of safety assessment, the laboratory offers the following test services.

  • General transitions CSN EN 1186
  • Developed in the ITC laboratory and special transitions according to 4871 CSN 13130
  • Special transitions of metals
  • Special transitions of primary aromatic amines
  • Sensory analysis of EUROLAB
  • Qualitative detection of low molecular weight substances in plastic and rubber
  • Testing of products made of silicate (ceramic, glass, enamel surface and enamel) - alternative transition of Pb, Cd and other elements based on customer demand
  • Ministry of Health Decree No. 38 / 2001 Test passages of products made of elastomer and rubber according to Coll conditions
  • Ministry of Health Decree No. 38 / 2001 Coll. Determination of the compilation of products made of metal and alloy with respect to the evaluation of conformity to the requirements
  • Passing tests of non-metallic surface coatings (polish, anti-stick surface coatings of pans, stew, etc.).
  • Ministry of Health Decree No. 38 / 2001 Coll. Paper and paper products testing
  • Determination of color and bleached fluorescence fastness of papers according to EU standards
  • Determination of glyoxal content in paper according to DIN 54603 (requirements BfR XXXVI).
  • 4871 CSN Determination of transfers of antimicrobial components in Paper Products according to 1104 (BfR XXXVI requirements).
  • Detection of peroxide residues and volatiles in silicone elastomer according to BfR XV conditions
  • Italian regulation DM and draft law (EU) AP (89) color transitions according to 1
  • Material properties or other tests for customer demands

Qualitative Indicators Determination

  • Corrosion resistance
  • Dishwasher resistance
  • Microwave resistance
  • Resistance to blast furnace temperatures
  • Power of Handles
  • Peeling and scaling of surface coatings
  • Impact resistance
  • General Transition
  • Food analogues (transition media) for general pass tests:
  • Simulant -% 10 Ethanol, distilled water
  • Simulant B - 3 acetic acid
  • Simulant C -% 20 ethanol (or ethanol x% for the alcohol content of the food contacting product)
  • Simulant D1 -% 50 Ethanol
  • Simulant D2 - olive oil or alternative fatty food analogues:% 95 Ethanol to izooktan
  • Simulant E - MPPO (modified polyphenylenoxide).
  • Contact conditions (common design):
  • Total immersion
  • Contact one side of the transitional cells
  • Product filling
  • List of substances restricted by SML - Selected substances:
  • Caprolactam, laurolactam
  • acrylonitrile
  • 1,3-Butadiene Cytone
  • Hexamethylentetram to
  • 1-Hexene, 1-octene
  • Terephthalic, isophthalic, maleic and other acids of octane
  • methacrylates
  • Phthalates Phthalate esters
  • Bisphenol A
  • Glycols (MEG, DER).
  • Metals
  • Primary aromatic amines
  • melamine
  • Formaldehyde and other aldehydes
  • Ultranox 626, Irganox 126.
  • Irganox 1076, 1010, 168, 3114, 245, 1098 and others
  • fortune
  • AOX
  • Chimassorb 944, 81 and others
  • Tinuvin 327, 622, 326 and others
  • And other stabilizers and monomers