Food Contact Materials
All materials that come into contact with food must be carefully controlled to prevent the risk of contamination and ensure compliance with health and safety requirements.
To verify these requirements, the European legislation provides for adopting specific measures: the EC Regulation 2023/2006 (on good manufacturing practices) and the general provisions of the Regulation of Materials in contact with Food EC 1935/2004.
The basic principle is that materials, produced in compliance with good manufacturing practices, are sufficiently inert to exclude the transfer of substances to foodstuffs in quantities such as:
- Endanger human health
- Lead to an unacceptable change in the composition of the food
- Deteriorate their organoleptic characteristics
Mérieux NutriSciences (MXNS) can assist companies in choosing the correct analytical solution, whether it is raw materials, production intermediates, or finished products, to help you ensure that these meet the mandatory food suitability requirements with tests of global and specific migration according to the type of material.
Demonstrate the compliance and adequacy of materials in contact with food:
Including objects made of plastic, ceramics, regenerated cellulose, metals and alloys, rubber, paper, cardboard, glass, wood, cork, and other materials that do not have specific regulations.
Is to provide solutions to respond to business needs regarding the compliance of materials in contact with food with current legislation and to support companies that have to deal with constantly evolving legislation and with an often complex production activity.
Impact on climate change (GHG emissions)
Depletion of natural resources
Impact on human health
Biodegradability and compostability studies
The tests simulate the real conditions that are created in a composting plant:
- Compost quality and eco-toxicity