Analytical Activity

PACKAGING AND MATERIALS IN CONTACT WITH FOOD MUST WARRANTY SAFETY AND ADEQUATE PERFORMANCE

The conformity of materials in contact with food is an obligation required by national and international laws, which are still heterogeneous and poorly harmonized, and are undergoing continuous updating. The formulation and good manufacturing practices determine the characteristics of the finished product.

Quality and performance are crucial to give value to the product; sensory aspects, technological compliance and physical performance are as important as compliance with current legislation.

WE DEVELOP A TAILORED SERVICE

Quality and compliance are not standard ​​for food contact materials and objects; they depend on the production process, storage and transport conditions, the supply chain, marketing and end use.

For the compliance check, a targeted plan is required, guided by knowledge of the materials and regulatory affairs connected to the markets.

The results of the tests must be interpreted critically and contextualized.

ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES

  • Extractive, compositional, gravimetric, GC FID and GC MS analyzes. LC-MS QTOF and HPLC-DAD analysis. Metal analysis ICP OES, ICP MS.
  • UV VIS spectrometry
  • Infrared spectrophotometry with ATR
  • Mechanical analysis of bending, traction and compression
  • DSC-TGA thermal analysis
  • Optical microscopy
  • X-ray diffraction
  • SEM with EDXS microanalysis
  • Permeability to various gases
  • Sensory analysis
  • Devices for the assessment of technological conformity
  • Microbiological analysis

The Food Contact Center plans the analysis project and coordinates it, judging quality and compliance based on Cumster’s needs and prerogatives.

Some tests can be conducted at partner laboratories under direct supervision (highlighted in bold in the previous list), thus ensuring the satisfaction of each type of request or study.

 

Analytical Activity

The conformity of materials in contact with food is an obligation required by national and international laws, which are still heterogeneous and poorly harmonized, and are undergoing continuous updating. The formulation and good manufacturing practices determine the characteristics of the finished product.

Quality and performance are crucial to give value to the product; sensory aspects, technological compliance and physical performance are as important as compliance with current legislation.

Testing +Testing global

Overall and specific migrations and disposals on all the materials for which these tests are foreseen. Verification of suitability for contact with food according to national and European regulations...

Risk Assessment

Drafting of tailor-made analysis plans, risk assessment based on materials, production process, intended use and target markets. Conformity assessment of specific migrations through calculation and modeling.

Research activity and international projects

Commissioned study and research projects, problem solving. Characterization of materials and ingredients (adhesives, inks, etc.) in the field of product development and safety assessment.

Technical assistance

Regulation (EC) no. 2023 of 22 December 2006 is a legislative instrument issued by the European Union to protect consumers in application...

Training courses

Training courses are an integral part of the activities provided by the FCM Legislation. It is a mission of FOOD CONTACT CENTER SRL...

Food Contact services: value-added services.

Food Contact Services is a new division created thanks to our distinctive skills and advantageous partnerships.