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Centre Testing International Co., Ltd. (CTI) is the pioneer and leader in the TIC Industry which provides one-stop solutions on testing, inspection, certification, calibration, audit, training & technical services.

 

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Our service capabilties cover the upstream and downstream of the supply chain including textile and apparel,toys,electronic appliances,medical health,food...andother industries.

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Chinese Food Contact Materials

Food comes into contact with many materials and articles during its production, processing, storage, preparation and serving, before its eventual consumption. Such materials and articles are called Food Contact Materials (FCMs).GB 4806 series standards and GB 9685 are national mandatory standards.As long as it is a food contact product sold in China, it must meet the corresponding standards.

Chinese Food Contact Materials

◉    Service Background

Food comes into contact with many materials and articles during its production, processing, storage, preparation and serving, before its eventual consumption. Such materials and articles are called Food Contact Materials (FCMs).

FCMs should be sufficiently inert so that their constituents neither adversely affect consumer health nor influence the quality of the food. The plasticizer incident and the bisphenol A incident have become well-known safety incidents related to food contact materials.Therefore many countries have issued laws and regulations to ensure the safety of FCMs.

GB 4806 series standards and GB 9685 are national mandatory standards.As long as it is a food contact product sold in China, it must meet the corresponding standards.

◉    Service Content

一、Applicable products

Tableware: knives and forks, bowls, chopsticks, spoons, cups, saucers, etc.;

Kitchen utensils: pots, spatulas, cutting boards, stainless steel kitchen utensils, etc.;

Food packaging containers: various food packaging bags, beverage and food containers, etc.;

Kitchen small appliances: coffee machine, juicer, blender, electric kettle, rice cooker, oven, microwave, etc.

二、Normal sample quantity

Different products require different sample quantities, please contact CTI online customer service.

The following sample quantity is available for reference: plastic products 2000cm2. Stainless steel and other metal products 100cm2. Ceramic products 2 articles. Glass and enamel products are the same as ceramic products. Paper products 1800cm2+100g. Coating samples 1500cm2. Silicone and rubber products 1000cm2.

三、Regulations and standards

Category

Description

general requirement

GB 4806.1-2016 National Food Safety Standard: General Safety Requirements on Food Contact Materials and Articles.
It sets out general safety requirements which apply to all kinds of food contact materials and articles.

food contact additive

GB 9685-2016 National Food Safety Standard: Standard for the Use of Additives in Food Contact Materials and Articles;
It sets out a positive list of additives that can be used to produce various food contact materials and articles, their use scope and restrictions.

specific types of materials and articles

GB 4806.3-2015 National food safety standard for nipple

GB 4806.3-2016 National food safety standard for enamel products

GB 4806.4-2016 National food safety standard for ceramic products

GB 4806.5-2016 National food safety standard for glass products

GB 4806.6-2016 National food safety standard - plastic resins for food contact use

GB 4806.7-2016 National food safety standard - plastic materials and articles for food contact use

GB 4806.8-2016 National food safety standard - paper and paperboard for food contact use

GB 4806.9-2016 National food safety standard - metallic materials and articles for foodcontact use

GB 4806.10-2016 National food safety standards - paints and coatings for food contact use

GB 4806.11-2016 National food safety standards - rubber materials and products for food contact use

testing methods

GB 5009.156-2016 National food safety standards -  general principles of pretreatment methods for migration test of food contact materials and articles

GB31604.1-2015 National food safety standards - general principles for migration test of food contact materials and articles.

Other testing methods for the testing of the migration of specific hazardous substances formaldehyde, Pb, etc.

四、Test items

sensory test, overall migration, consumption of KMnO4, heavy metal (as lead), color migration, extractive-20% ethanol,extractive-65% ethanol,extractive-4% acetic acid,extractive-N-hexane,BPA, BPS, BPF,nonylphenol,formaldehyde,melamine,phthalates,epichlorohydrin, etc.

◉    CTI Solutions

Chinese food contact materials testing

GB 9685 compliance assessment and testing

Audit labels and markings

Food contact material consulting and training services

◉    Our advantages

We have many advanced equipments and have passed CMA/CNAS qualification accreditation, the test datas are accurate and reliable, and the test reports have international credibility.

Our technical experts have rich practical experience and can provide professional, rapid and comprehensive one-stop service.

We have a scientific laboratory information management system to ensure the efficient operation of each service link.

Our service network is spread all over the world, and we are the designated cooperation laboratory for many well-known brands.

◉    Service Process

Consult customer service → confirm the test plan → fill out the application form → send samples → pay the test fee → test → send report and invoice

◉    Frequently Asked Questions

1.If the product already meets the requirements of EU and USA, does it mean that it meets the requirements of China?

Unfortunately, no. Chinese standards are different from European and American standards and cannot be adopted equally.

Plastic products, for example, China needs to test consumption of potassium permanagate and heavy metals (as Pb), while Europe and the United States do not test these two.

2.To test the migration of plasticizer for masterbatch, can we use pellet samples?

I'm afraid not. The test items are sampled by area. It is difficult to calculate the area of particles, powder and liquid samples. Plastic particles need to be made into sheets or plates for testing.

3.How long is the test cycle? Can it be expedited?

Different test items have different cycles, please contact CTI online customer service.

If the migration condition is 40 degrees 10 days (1 time), then the normal test cycle is 12 working days. If the migration condition is 70 degrees 2h (1 time), then the normal test cycle is 5 working days.

 

 

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