Food contact materials migration testing
Equipment & Facilities
Laboratories accredited by EN ISO 17025, ISO 9001, or NP 4457
PerkinElmer Gas Chromatography with mass or FID detectors.
Agilent High Performance Liquid Chromatography with DAD and fluorescence detectors.
Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP) Shimadzu ICPE-9000. MigraCell Standardized migration cells.
Nanoparticle characterisation facilities including Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), and X-ray diffraction (XRD)
Assess the migration of substances from FCMs into food to ensure the safety of FCMs and packaging and to support toxicological risk assessments (UC5, UC6).
and paperboard food contact materials
are not harmonised in the EU and vary by
regions, however basic requirements for
compliance are defined by Regulation (EC)
To ensure a compliance assessment as
comprehensive as possible, assessment is
performed according to the Council of
Europe 2021 Guidelines for “Paper and
board used in food contact materials and
German BfR XXXVI, and other EU Member
State legislation, or industry associations
guidelines such as CEPI may be available