Food contact materials are materials that come into contact with food or beverages, also known as foodstuffs. These include items used in processing, packaging, and transportation as well as dishes, cutlery, containers, glasses, bottles, and more. Food contact testing involves evaluating the risk of contamination posed by these components. This process is essential to ensure that food contact materials don’t change the composition of the food in a way that affects its taste, odor, or safety.
If your company manufactures or uses food packaging or other materials that come into contact with foodstuffs, you’re responsible for ensuring that your products meet all relevant regulations before going to market. Many countries and governing bodies, including the U.S. and the European Union (EU), have established strict regulations on food contact materials in order to prevent a public safety risk. All products that are imported into the U.S. or EU must be tested and certified. In the U.S., any new use of food contact materials requires the manufacturer to submit a food contact notification to the FDA. The food contact notification must demonstrate through scientific evidence that the material(s) in question are safe for their intended use.
Avomeen’s food contact materials testing laboratory can test packaging, cutlery, glassware, and more to ensure that your products meet safety and regulatory standards in a variety of countries and regions including the United States, Europe, China, Germany, Japan, France, and Korea. Our chemical analysis lab is FDA-registered and compliant with Current Good Manufacturing regulations. We have extensive experience handling food packaging and contact materials testing for clients who sell to a global audience, and our experienced chemists can ensure that your food contact materials (FCM) are in compliance with all FDA and global food contact regulations.
Our chemical detection and regulation services utilize a variety of specialized equipment such as gas and liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry. We can let you know what detection levels are allowed and what the current levels are in your product. We’ll also identify ways to reduce levels to meet regulations.
When you choose Avomeen for your food contact materials testing, you’ll get access to a full team of chemists who can answer your questions and address your pain points during and after completing your project. This Avomeen team will develop a custom process that takes into account all materials as well as the target market for your product.
MATERIALS THAT OUR PH.D. CHEMISTS CAN BE TESTED FOR FOOD CONTACT PACKAGING REGULATIONS AND SAFETY INCLUDES:
- Polymers, Plastics and Rubbers
- Silicone, Adhesives and Sealants
- Non-Stick Coating
- Ceramics and Glass
- Paper and Paperboard’s
- Metals and Metallic Articles
- Wood Products
Our independent chemical analysis lab can identify and resolve potential issues with food contact materials as well as provide related services so that your company doesn’t hit unexpected roadblocks after going to market.
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