The main purpose of food packaging is to protect the food it contains. However, their use is not free from hazards. As stated in Regulation (EC) No. 1935/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council, “any material or article intended to come into contact directly or indirectly with food must be sufficiently inert to prevent substances being transferred to food in quantities large enough to endanger human health, or to bring about an unacceptable change in the composition of the foodstuffs or a deterioration in their organoleptic characteristics”.
Materials and objects intended to come into contact with food, including packaging, can transfer molecules to food that are inappropriate for it and can become toxic, modify its composition or alter its sensory characteristics. If this happens, we will be facing a possible food crisis and, consequently, affecting the value of the brand.
Suppliers of plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food should provide the corresponding declaration of conformity (DoC) of the material, which includes, among other parameters, the global and specific migration values for each of the substances used during manufacture. The data appearing in the declaration should be checked by the food manufacturer to ensure that they comply with the applicable regulations.
The values of overall migration, specific migration and sensory evaluation are basic control parameters to ensure the safety and suitability of plastic materials in contact with food. Not having this information up to date is incompatible with good quality management and food safety.
We put at your disposal our experience and work capacity for the elaboration and/or revision of the Declaration of Conformity (DoC) of your food contact materials, including packaging, or solve any legal query related to packaging, help you design a good analytical plan for your materials and objects intended to come into contact with food, as well as the performance of global and specific migration analysis and sensory evaluations accredited ISO17025 (*) in accordance with the applicable European Regulations.
Aleix Bohigas · (email@example.com)
Food Science Center
Rut Gómez · (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Food Compliance Solutions
Belén Cabanes · (email@example.com)
Sensory Analysis Department