Compliance testing of food contact materials EU
migration Residual content
Introduction for compliance testing according EU
The testing of a sample against the EU legislation consist of a number of
- Check the composition against the relevant legislation. All components
must be on the positive list and as a result some tests to be performed. For
parts of the composition that are not covered by the EU Directives (like
colorants, catalysts) it must be proven that they are safe as is required in
Article 3 of EU No 1935/2004.
- Select the simulants and test conditions
- Perform the relevant tests like overall migrations and the experiments
which were the result of the compositional check (specific migrations,
residual contents and other tests.
A more detailed description of the tests can be found by clicking on the
names of the test above in the menu.