Food Contact

In today’s global marketplace, retailers, manufacturers and distributors of consumer products that come into contact with food face unique challenges in assessing the quality of their goods, complying with regulations and meeting industry best practices.

Consumers expect that the products they purchase will be safe. However, there is increasing concern over what is being leached into food. Substances such as phthalates in plastic containers or unsafe levels of heavy metals in cookware, pose a potential risk from which the consumer expects to be protected. Therefore, companies need to ensure they sell safe products in order to minimise the risk of liability, costly returns and brand-damaging product recalls.

To comply with domestic and international safety and quality requirements for materials and articles in contact with food, you need an experienced service provider that can evaluate your products to European Directives, specific national requirements and other industry guidelines.

Bureau Veritas can identify analytical requirements, performance criteria and evaluate physical characteristics, construction and workmanship. We conduct migration testing to assess the transfer of substances to foodstuffs; we can also perform sensory testing (for undesirable transfer of odours and taste to foodstuffs).

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