FDA 21 CFR 176.170 Paper or bamboo material

Understanding the safety management mode and laws and regulations related to foreign food contact materials and strengthening the quality control of food contact materials are of great significance to the foreign trade activities of Chinese enterprises. With in-depth research on U.S. food contact materials regulations, RTS professionals can provide you with a one-stop solution for U.S. food grade to help companies reduce the risk of violations and successfully enter the U.S. market.


Service background

At present, food safety problems caused by hazardous substances in food contact materials are frequently occurring. Plasticizers, bisphenol A, heavy metals and other terms have repeatedly appeared in the public eye, and the safety of food contact materials is increasingly being paid attention to by all walks of life.

Food contact material testing has a dual significance for food safety: first, compliant materials can protect food from pollution of the external environment, and keep the moisture, composition, quality and other characteristics of the food itself unchanged; Second, the chemical composition of the material itself may migrate to the food, and when the migration exceeds a certain amount, it will affect the health and safety of the food in contact with it.

Does your product meet U.S. food contact material testing requirements? If you are not aware of the US food contact material testing requirements and have not yet obtained a test report, please feel free to contact us and RTS will assist you to reduce the risk of product violations and ensure the smooth eventual entry of your product into the US market.


Service content

1. Applicable product range
Food contact material parts and raw materials.


2. Requirements for routine samples
Transfer items by surface area, content items by gram weight according to the test item to provide finished products or raw materials, the required quantity depends on the product shape, size and specific test item requirements, please consult RTS online customer service.


3. Test standards and test items





Paper and board Soluble extract of chloroform – distilled water ≤0.5mg/inch2 21 CFR 176.170
Chloroform soluble extract -8% ethanol
Chloroform soluble extract -50% ethanol
Soluble extract of chloroform – n-heptane


The solution

In response to the requirements of the US market for food contact materials, RTS offers a comprehensive one-stop solution for food contact materials:

Food contact material/component testing (FCM);

Evaluation of adhesives, colorants and lubricating oil formulations for food contact;

Training and consulting services.



What are the requirements for food contact materials and products entering the U.S. market?

According to the United States Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act (FFDCA), food packaging materials belong to the scope of food additives management, by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unified management, the relevant requirements are included in the Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) volume 21, In particular, the requirements of 21 CFR Section 170-189 must be met.


Can materials not included in the approved list of materials in the regulations be used?

Any new material that enters the market must be reviewed and approved by the FDA.


Service advantage

Timeliness: RTS has a set of independently developed LIMS system, which monitors and manages the entire test process, greatly improving work efficiency and shortening the inspection cycle entrusted by enterprises.

Convenient: RTS has a perfect order platform and free on-site pick-up service, and can provide one-to-one consultation and training and one-stop product compliance service chain for enterprises.

Price: RTS in the consulting stage can be based on the product information and material situation of the enterprise comprehensive evaluation, to provide the most appropriate and the most economical quotation scheme for the enterprise, greatly reducing the test cost.

Quality: As a national high-tech enterprise, RTS has dozens of patented inventions and supporting instruments and equipment and professionals to meet the needs of different customers and different products.