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Suitability for foodstuffs

Suitability of plastics for foodstuffs

Suitability for foodstuffsRegardless of whether your work involves beakers, scoops or funnels: VITLAB offers you a variety of food-safe products for your individual application in the food industry.

The marked products comply with the lawful regulations of the German Consumer Goods Ordinance and/or Directives (EC) No. 1935/2004, (EC) No. 975/2009 and (EC) No. 10/2011 as amended.

In the testing for compliance with the threshold values for the global migration (or respectively, the specific migration threshold values), no determinations exceeded the allowed values. In addition, sensory testing found no olfactory and flavour-related impairments. The testing was implemented according to the 82/711/EEC and 85/572/EEC Guidelines by an independent, accredited institute.

All source materials used in the manufacturing of the products are listed in the German Consumer Goods Ordinance as at 20.12.2006, or respectively, Directive (EC) 10/2011, in accordance with the present attestation. Therefore, they represent permissible source materials in accordance with food law and may be used in the production of food commodities in accordance with the specified restrictions concerning migration threshold values and permissible residual content in the end product.

Marked PP products are suitable for contact with all foodstuff categories providing that a contact period of 24 hours and a contact temperature of 40 °C are not exceeded. 

Marked SAN products are suitable for contact with all aqueous, alcoholic and fatty foods, providing that a contact period of 24 hours and a contact temperature of 40 °C are not exceeded.

The current version of the EU Regulation and the EU Commission Directives can be downloaded from the internet at http://eurlex.europa.eu or http://bfr.bund.de.

FDA-symbolProducts that are additionally marked with the „FDA-symbol“ on the website meet the requirements of Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations according to statements provided by our raw material suppliers. The CFR, Title 21 describes the requirements for substances used for the manufacturing of materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. Products made of polypropylen (PP) are in compliance with section 177.1520 for Olefin polymers whereas products made of styrene-acrylonitrile copolymer (SAN) comply with section 181.32.