SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a review of the rules governing recycled plastics and their use in food contact products in the US and European Union (EU).
Plastics are used in a wide variety of products that encounter food – containers, kitchen appliances, cookware, food processors, packaging, serving utensils, etc. As we move towards a circular economy, the issues of non-intentionally added substances (NIAS) and contamination in recycled plastics mean authorities in the EU and US have raised concerns over safety.
SGS’s Consumer Compact article looks at the problems associated with the use of recycled plastics in food contact articles. It also considers US and EU responses and offers a solution to ensure manufacturers remain compliant when using recycled materials.
Read the original Consumer Compact article, ‘Food Contact Materials and the Use of Recycled Plastics in a Circular Economy’
SGS Food Contact Materials Service
SGS provides a range of solutions to support manufacturers and suppliers of food contact materials and articles. Services include comparative testing between recycled and virgin resins/plastics and chemical testing in accordance with REACH and other relevant legislation. They also provide food contact safety assessments, covering testing for bisphenol A (BPA), overall migration/extractive tests, specific migration, sensory tests, NIAS, etc., and they offer auditing to ISO 14021 for the verification of rPET content. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS Food Contact Materials Services.
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