Raw materials, packaging and containers, kitchenware and tableware
Products for contact with body/skin
TYPE OF MATERIALS
TYPE OF TESTS
CAPABILITY STATEMENT PRODUCT SAFETY
Europe - National specific measures:
Germany - BfR Recommendations XXXVI, XXXVI/1, XXXVI/2 and XXXVI/3 (Preamble, Raw materials, Production aids, Special Paper refining agents, Preconditions for the use of recycled fibres);
Italy - D.M. 21/03/1973 as subsequently amended and supplemented: Purity and Composition requirements;
France - Décret n° 2007-766 and Fiche MCDA n°4 (V02 – 01/01/2019) Aptitude au contact alimentaire des matériaux organiques à base de fibres végétales destinés à entrer en contact avec des denrées alimentaires.
China - GB 4806.8—2016 National Food Safety Standard. Papers, Paperboard Materials and its Articles for Food Contact and other relevant standards;
U.S. - Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Code of Federal Legislation (CFR) - 21 CFR 176 and other relevant parts.
Head Space GC-MS screening tests (semiquantitative);
SPME GC-MS screening (semiquantitative);
GC-MS screening tests after solvent extraction (semiquantitative);
GC-MS screening tests after contract with MPPO;
Determination of MOSH and MOAH:
Total content and migration.
Bisphenol A (BPA);
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH);
Primary Aromatic Amines (PAA);
Phenol compounds and other substances related to raw materials (inks, adhesives, coatings).
Analytical methods design&development;
Migration testing, worst case calculations, modelling, screening tests.
CONSULTANCY & TRAINING
Food contact regulatory services;
Consultancy on Reg. (CE) n° 2023/2006 Good Manufacturing Practice - GMP:
Implementation and maintenance of the GMP system;
Supply chain auditing and internal auditing;
Support in issuing relevant Declaration of Compliance;
Risk Assessment and Management;
Implementation, maintenance and auditing of voluntary product quality certifications (such as BRC, IFS);
UPDATING SERVICES: In-depth review of the latest European and national legislation for Paper & Board and Plastics;
TRAINING: On technical and regulatory topics.
Other than Food Contact
Guidelines for Evaluating Sanitary Papers: Tissue paper, wich come in direct contact with the human body;
Patch tests: Evaluation of skin reaction;
Safety of toys:
DIRECTIVE 2009/48/CE of 18th June 2009 on the safety of toys;
EN 71-3. Safety of toys – Part 3: Migration of certain elements;
EN 71-9. Safety of toys – Part 9: Organic chemical compounds. Requirements.
Determination of the substances of very high concern (SVHC): Reach Regulation;
ECOLABEL: Commission Decision (UE) 2019/70 of 11th January 2019 establishing the EU Ecolabel cri¬teria for graphic paper and the EU Ecolabel criteria for tissue paper and tissue products;
Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste and D.Lgs. 152/06 as amended: Determination of metals content (Chromium, Cadmium, Lead and Mercury).
Biodegradability: EN 13432:2002: Requirements for packaging. Laboratory qualified by TÜV Austria for the Ok Compost & Seedling certification, that guarantee as biodegradable in an industrial composting plant the food packaging included all its components, inks and additives, according to EN 13432 standard and the EU Packaging Directive 94/62/EEC.
Recyclability: UNI 11743:2019. Determination of parameters of recyclability of cellulose-based materials and products .
CONSULTANCY & TRAINING
ECOLABEL: Implementation, maintenance and auditing;
Sustainability: Biodegradability and Recyclability.