Testing & Certification


Fitness for food contact materials is subject to EU regulations n°1935/2004. According to this regulation, all materials that come into direct or indirect contact with food or beverages, must not transfer their components to it in quantities that could be dangerous for the human health. 

Our laboratory provides you the tests required to satisfy the regulation's requirements in order to ensure the inertia of your materials.

To summarize, these requirements concern

  • The material composition

  • The migration of certain materials components to food

The materials and items concerned are :

  • Packagings

  • Containers

  • Kitchenware

  • Nipples and pacifier

The criteria to applied depend on the material.

Material Regulations Requirements
plastic & varnish

2002/72/CE Directive
N° 1895/2005/CE regulation

30 janvier 1984 decree

Migration on materials limited to 10 mg/dm² as well as certain chimicals : phtalates, aromatic amines , epoxy derivatives, vinyl chloride monomer.
ceramics 84/500/CEE Directive

Limit the lead and cadmium migrationet in the item  and in the parts in contact with the lips.

silicones  25 novembre 1992 decree Limit the content in volatile organic substances and specific material migration.
metals 13 janvier 1976 (inox) decree
27 août 1987 (aluminium) decree

Impose chemical composition criterias and limit the specific migration of metallic elements. (Lead, cadmium, nickel…)
rubber 93/11/CEE Directive

Concern the release of N-nitrosamines and  N-nitrosastable substances from nipples and pacifiers.

  9 novembre 1994 decree

Material migration limited to 10 mg/dm² as well as certain chemical substances such as formaldehyde and peroxides. Impose a limited concentration under 0.5% to volatile organic materials.

N° 94-647 decree

Limit the concentration in pentachlorophenol and cadmium.

papers & carton 2002/72/CE
Décret n° 92-63 Directive

Limit the migration of formaldehyde, glyoxal, pentachlorophenol, heavy metals…

Requirements for food cooking items