Catalogue of services for safety and regulatory compliance testing – FlexFunction2Sustain project deliverable

The FlexFunction2Sustain project, funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 program, offers SMEs and industries a comprehensive catalogue of services for safety and regulatory compliance testing. These services include a wide array of testing and assessment facilities, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations like EU 2018/1881, EU 10/2011, and EC 450/2009, and are designed to meet the stringent standards required for food contact and healthcare applications.

Key Services:

  1. Assessment of Food Contact Materials (FCM) and Packaging:
    • Plastic FCMs: Ensures compliance with EU 10/2011 and FDA regulations, involving compositional analysis and migration testing.
    • Paper FCMs: Follows EC No 1935/2004 guidelines, providing a comprehensive assessment that covers German BfR XXXVI and CEPI guidelines.
    • Migration Testing: Analyzes the migration of substances from FCMs to food, ensuring consumer safety.
    • Off-flavours Testing: Assesses sensory impacts on food, ensuring FCMs do not alter food's organoleptic properties.
  2. Microbiological Testing:
    • Provides sterility and microbial safety assessment based on ISO 11737, ensuring materials do not support microbial growth.
  3. Toxicological and Nano-Safety Assessment:
    • Nanoparticle Characterisation: Offers detailed physical-chemical characterization following ISO/TR 13014:2012.
    • Cytotoxicity Testing: Measures the cytotoxic impact of nanomaterials following ISO 19007:2018.
    • Oxidative Stress: Assesses the potential of nanoparticles to induce oxidative stress, following ISO/TS 19006:2016.
    • Environmental Toxicology: Evaluates the environmental impact of nanomaterials using OECD TG. 236.

FlexFunction2Sustain collaborates with the SAFE-N-MEDTECH project, extending the scope of services to include medical devices. This includes comprehensive testing for nano-risk assessment and in-vitro toxicology.

Overall, FlexFunction2Sustain provides a robust platform for SMEs and industries to access testing services, ensuring their products meet regulatory standards and consumer safety requirements.

Document Details and Download

Date published
10 February 2023
Publisher (Company, Organisation)
International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory INL
Research Project Title
Funding Reference for Project (if applicable)
GA 862156

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