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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.

 

By Industry

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

Specialty

Comprehensively guarantee quality and safety, promote compliance and innovation, demonstrate brand competitiveness, and achieve higher quality, healthier, safer, and greener sustainable development.

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US Food Contact Materials

Food contact products exported to the United States are regulated as indirect food additive under the Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR).
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, quality, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological products, and medical devices.

US Food Contact Materials

◉    Service Background

The United States is one of the most important export regions for our country's products such as kitchenware and small kitchen appliances.

Food contact products exported to the United States are regulated as indirect food additive under the Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR).

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, quality, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological products, and medical devices.

◉    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

FDA 21CFR 170-189

CPG 7117. 05&06&07

California proposition 65

四、Test items

Common items include distilled water extractive,8% ethanol extractive,50% ethanol extractive,N-heptane extractive,N-hexane extractive,density,melting point,etc.

◉    CTI Solutions

US Food Contact Materials

American food contact materials 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.How long is the test cycle? Can it be expedited?

The normal cycle is 5-7 working days. If you need urgent, please contact CTI online customer service.

2.Do ceramic products have to be tested with 6 molded products?

Yes. According to the American standard test, the average value of 6 samples needs to be taken.

3.Is it difficult for PP pellets to pass the test?

In a way, it is.FDA 177.1520 originally applies to the resin material.If mineral fillers (calcium carbonate, glass fiber, etc.) are added to the raw resin, the density and melting point will inevitably change, and it is easy to fail. It is recommended to send the original resin without mineral material and coloring agent for testing.

In addition, PP resin will distinguish between homopolymer resin and copolymer resin.The qualified limits of these two types of resins are different, see the table below for details.

category

density

melting point

N-hexane extractive

xylene extractive

propylene homopolymer resin(without metallocene)

0.880-0.913

160°-180°C

6.4%,reflux temperature

9.8%25°C

propylene homopolymer resin (including metallocene)

0.880-0.913

100°-180°C

6.4%,reflux temperature

9.8%25°C

propylene copolymer resin

0.85-1.00

**

5.5%50°C

30%25°C

 

 

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