migration testing

Οverall Migration 

QACSFOOD ensures consumer & food safety by performing state-of-the-art consultancy services and a wide range of analytical tests on Food Contact Materials. Packaging testing services are in accordance with relevant National, European and global regulations.

According to EU Regulation 10/2011 plastics in contact with food should not endanger food composition or consumer health. Therefore all plastic packaging should undergo Overall Migration testing. QACSFOOD provides accredited Overall Migration testing to evaluate product conformity based on the requirements and the limits of (EC) 10/2011. Overall Migration testing provided with all food simulants (A, B, C, D1, D2, Ε).

The analyzes carried out are based on the European standard EN 1186: 2002. Results are compared with the migration limits from Regulation 10/2011 (Article 12).

Specific Migration 

QACSFOOD Labs perform testing to detect migration from plastic packaging and materials to food. Specific Migration ensures compliance based on the limit set for each substance from the European Regulation (EC) 10/2011.

Specific Migration from QACSFOOD is based on the EN 13130: 2004 standard for the reliable control substances specific migration. We perform Packaging Testing for:

  • EN 13130 ​ standards
  • Plastic additives
  • other REACH substances

Examples of specific migration substances we detect are: bisphenol A, 1,3-butadiene, terephthalic acid, primary aromatic amines, acetaldehyde, formaldehyde / melamine, aromatic and saturated mineral hydrocarbons, etc.

In the case of paper or paperboard, testing is performed to check product conformity according to Article 24 of the Code of Food, Beverage and Objects regarding their content of lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg) and pentachlorophenol (PCP).

Packaging Testing services from QACSFOOD

  • are adopted to packaging material specifications
  • serve the most important packaging quality, the preservation of the consumer health
  • ensure regulatory compliance and product safety
  • are offered to all Packaging types, coating types and all container types including films, bottles and bags
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