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Specific migration testing acc. to EN 13130 on food packaging made from plastic

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Eurofins Product Testing offers specific migration testing of a wide range of chemicals for all kind of food packaging materials

Specific migration from food packaging materials is beside the Overall migration another fundamental requirement according to Article 3 of Framework Regulation EC (No) 1935/2004. Specific migration limits respect the possible toxicology of a chemical substance migrating from food packaging to food. Specific migration limits from plastic food packaging materials vary from "not detectable" to 60 mg/kg according to Plastic Regulation EC (No) 11/2011. Substances which are restricted by a specific migration limit are for instance plasticizers, stabilizers or anti-static agents. These components limited by a specific migration limit are disclosed by the supplier on the Regulatory affairs data sheets. A Compliance test strategy can identify analytical needs or other ways to prove compliance with the respective specific migration limits.

Eurofins Product Testing offers the testing of specific migration limits of food packaging:

  • According to the international accepted method EN 13130
  • Accredited according to ISO 17025 accreditation
  • For all kind of food packaging materials
  • Using all kind of food simulants as water, acetic acid, ethanol, iso-Octane, olive oil and Tenax®
  • Using all required exposure scenarios as immersion, filling, cell and pouch