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Food contact materials and articles are regulated in a lot of countries. There should not be any unsafe constituents migrated from the food contact materials and articles to the food when they are in contact. In addition, excessive constituents that migrate to the food from the food contact materials and articles that lead to adulteration of food quality is not acceptable either.

Manufacturers of food contact materials and articles are responsible to ensure that their products can meet the applicable migration requirements for various countries and regions. The most adopted verification approach is determining the migration based on a test using different designated solvents to simulate different foodstuff, at selected temperature and duration according to the foreseeable usage condition. Either the overall constituents or specific regulated substances in the designated food simulants will be analyzed after the food contact simulation is done.

In our daily life, the categories of food contact materials can greatly vary:

  • Plastics
  • Silicones
  • Rubbers
  • Ceramics
  • Glass
  • Papers
  • Stainless steels

How UL can support you

UL’s global network of high-tech laboratory is offering testing service to verify the compliance of food contact materials and article against the mandatory migration limits and other applicable requirements according to the most updated regulations and standards. We are also your trustful partner to:

  • Provide consultation on appropriate manufacturing and compositional standards for producing suitable food contact materials and articles
  • Protect the consumers from unsafe food contamination and unpleasant food adulteration
  • Offer documental review, protocols development and testing specifications
  • Simplify your global market access with our global regulatory and resource teams based in Europe, US and Philippines

You can contact us to learn more.