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Food Packaging Testing

Food Packaging Testing

Mérieux NutriSciences verifies the compliance of food contact materials with international regulations with food packaging testing services.

All types of food packaging materials, including recycled plastics, paper, cardboard, glass, or metals, can contain dangerous contaminants that can migrate into food. As such, raw, intermediate, and final packaging materials need to be analysed to prevent the risk of contamination and ensure compliance with health and safety requirements. With increasing global restrictions for food contact materials (FCMs) and emerging contaminants under scrutiny, now more than ever, manufacturers need to take regular measures to ensure their packaging does not pose a risk to food.

Mérieux NutriSciences can assist companies in selecting correct packaging test solutions to verify compliance of food contact materials and meet legislative frameworks. Chemicals in packaging and machinery must not get into eatable products as otherwise undesirable consequences related to food safety and quality may occur. To enable conformance with packaging safety standards, we provide food contact materials and packaging migration testing services.

Why migration testing in food packaging?

There is always an interaction between food and packaging: it has to be investigated with the aim to guarantee packaging conformity and consumers’ safety.

Under normal or foreseeable conditions of use, food contact materials and items should not:

  • endanger human health
  • imply an unacceptable change in food composition
  • deteriorate the organoleptic characteristics

Migration testing is the analysis performed on plastic and polymeric products that are in contact with food to determine whether chemical substances are transferred from packaging and food contact materials to food.

Different countries have different regulatory frameworks that include set migration limits from substances within packaging due to their toxicological risk. Migration testing in food packaging helps manufacturers validate that the packaging does not endanger humans or changes food composition.

Our packaging testing services

Mérieux NutriSciences has a wide offer to support your food packaging testing needs. Contact us to learn more!

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