Glass, ceramic, enamel material

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


Service background

At present, food safety problems caused by food contact materials containing harmful substances frequently occur, “plasticizers, bisphenol A, heavy metals” and other terms repeatedly appear in the public eye, when concerned about food safety, the safety of food contact materials is increasingly being widely valued by all sectors of society.

Food contact materials have 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 EU food contact material requirements? If you are not aware of the EU testing requirements for food contact materials, or would like information on this, or have not yet obtained a test report, please feel free to contact us and RTS will do our best to help you.


Service content

1. Applicable product range
Food contact glass, ceramic, enamel products.

2. Requirements for routine samples
For finished products, the quantity required depends on the shape and size of the product and the requirements of the specific test item. For details, please contact RTS online customer service.

3. Technical requirements

material Regular item 法规
Glass/Ceramics Lead leaching 84/500/EEC
Cadmium release
enamel Lead leaching 84/500/EEC
Cadmium release
21 heavy metal migrations CM/Res(2013)9

The solution

RTS offers a comprehensive one-stop solution for food contact materials in response to the different requirements of countries and regions around the world:

■ Material/component testing; ■ Whole machine test; ■ Training and consulting services;
We will help manufacturers, retailers and suppliers reduce the risk of non-compliance and ensure that your products enter the international market smoothly.



What are food contact materials and food contact products?

Food Contact Material (FCM) is a material that will come into contact with food under normal or foreseeable use. Products with some or all parts as food contact materials can be called food contact products, such as electric kettles, coffee makers, rice cookers, soup spoons, food packaging bags, etc.


Why do food contact products need to meet not only general environmental requirements, but also higher safety standards?

In the process of contact with food, food contact materials may affect the smell, taste and color of food, and may release a certain amount of toxic and harmful ingredients, such as heavy metals, additives and polymer monomers, which will migrate into food and then be ingested by human body, directly endangering human health. Therefore, food contact materials need to meet higher safety standards than general products.


In addition to the EU market, what other markets in the world have mandatory requirements for the health and safety of food contact materials?

Because food contact materials are related to food safety, at present, the world’s major markets including the European Union, China, the United States, Japan, South Korea and other countries and regions have made mandatory provisions on the health and safety of food contact materials. In particular, it is important to note that the specific requirements of different markets vary greatly, and some are not even comparable. As a result, food contact products entering different markets need to be assessed separately for their compliance with the specific requirements of each market.


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.