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by Javier Miró

FOOD CONTACT MARERIALS
LABORATORY

FOOD CONTACT MATERIALS LABORATORY

DETERMINING COMPLIANCE OF FOOD CONTACT MATERIALS

Supporting companies in complying with current legislation regarding what substances are permitted in the manufacture of food contact materials. We develop a tailor-made test plan for each article or material, depending on its nature, the raw materials used, the manufacturing process, the conditions of use and food type.

FACILITIES AVAILABLE IN THE FOOD CONTACT MATERIALS LABORATORY

  • The ability to analyse harmful substances, at the level of global and material-specific migrations.

  • An ENAC-approved laboratory, ready to carry out all the necessary tests for food contact materials.

  • The testing laboratory is fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.

  • Qualified, specialised staff in constant professional development

FOOD CONTACT MATERIALS LABORATORY

REGULATORY FRAMEWORK

Companies wishing to manufacture food contact materials within the European Union must prove, through a series of documents and laboratory tests, that the product represents no danger to consumer health and safety. The product must not contain harmful substances nor transmit abnormal odours or flavours to the food.

FOOD CONTACT MATERIALS

Products such as aprons, tablecloths, ham covers and strings, water filters, yarn and meshes for sausages, conveyor belts, non-woven material for teabags, bibs, cloths, reusable sandwich bags, or clothing for the food industry: in short, any material that may come into contact with food must comply with legislative requirements for analysis, labelling and associated documentation.

LABORATORY TESTING OF FOOD CONTACT MATERIALS

> – Global migrations in LMT food simulants: distilled water, simulant A (10% ethanol), simulant B (3% acetic), simulant D2 (vegetable oil or substitutes), Tenax for dry food and other alcoholic concentrations.
> – Specific migrations according to the type of chemical compound contained in the SML material: heavy metals and primary amines.
> – Organoleptic tests (odour and taste)
> – Verification tests for the reuse of packaging.

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LABORATORIES

We carry out tests, characterisation and quality control of products according to compliance with technical requirements and international standards

OTHER AREAS OF AITEX

AITEX provides different types of services for companies that develop products for the markets in the different textile application areas. Our services fall within the following areas.