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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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EU Food Contact Materials

Europe is one of the most important export regions for our country's kitchenware, small kitchen appliances and other products.However, European legislation on food contact materials is complicated and law enforcement is also frequent.Once unqualified products are found, the goods will be seized, returned, or even destroyed.

EU Food Contact Materials

◉    Service Background

Europe is one of the most important export regions for our country's kitchenware, small kitchen appliances and other products.However, European legislation on food contact materials is complicated and law enforcement is also frequent.Once unqualified products are found, the goods will be seized, returned, or even destroyed.

Framework Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 sets out general safety requirements for all food contact materials. In addition, specific measures have been introduced to plastics, recycled plastics, regenerated cellulose film, ceramics and active and intelligent materials at EU level. For other types of food contact materials (i.e, coatings, adhesives, and paper) for which there is no specific EU measures, a majority of EU Member States have set their own national provisions on food contact materials and substances,such as LFGB 30,31&33, DGCCRF,DM 21/03/1973.

CTI provides testing services for food contact materials in the EU, Germany, France, and Italy, etc.

◉    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

Framework regulation(EC)No. 1935/2004

PlasticEU 10/2011EU 2016/1416EU 2017/752EU 2020/1245.

Ceramic84/500/EEC2005/31/EC

CoatingAP(2004)1

CorkAP(2004)2

RubberAP(2004)493/11/EEC

Silicon RubberAP(2004)5

Paper and boardAP(2002)1

Metal and AlloysCM/Res(2013)9

Epoxy Derivatives(EC)No.1895/2005

ColorantAP(89)1

LFGB Chapter 30&31

BfR recommendation

French Décret n2007-766

French DGCCRF

DM 21/03/1973

四、Test items

Common items include overall migration, specific migration of heavy metals, primary aromatic amine migration (PAAs), bisphenol A (BPA), formaldehyde, melamine, epoxy derivatives (BADGE/BFDGE/NOGE) , etc.

◉    CTI Solutions

EU food contact materials testing

German food contact materials testing

French food contact materials testing

Italian food contact materials testing

European 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?

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.

2.Is it possible to use granular or powder samples for testing?

I'm afraid not. Most of the test items are sampled by area, usually with molded products, sheets or plates. 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.

Please consult CTI online customer service for details.

 

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