Assess the risks of chemical components migrating from the packaging into the food. Verify legislative compliance and check compliance declarations

Manufacturers, processors and importers of food contact products must guarantee product safety for the consumer by ensuring that there is no migration from the packaging into the food.

Food contact materials must comply with strict regulations depending on the material type and where they will be marketed.

Regarding food safety, it must be verified that food contact materials comply with the general legislative requirements (Framework Regulation (EU) No 1935/2004) as well as with the corresponding specific measures (e.g. Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 for plastic materials, RD 891/2006 for ceramics, RD 847/2011 for polymeric materials, etc.).

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We provide a comprehensive service of global and specific migration analysis to ensure a wide range of coverage for our clients. Some of the tests to be highlighted include:
  • Global migration of plastic materials in simulants
    • Aqueous (A, B, C, D1)
    • Fats (D2)
    • Alternatives to fats (isooctane and ethanol 95%)
    • Poly(2,6-diphenyl-p-phenylene oxide) (E)
  • Global migration of polymeric materials in simulants
    • Aqueous (A, B, C, D1)
    • Alternatives to fats (isooctane and ethanol 95%)
    • Poly(2,6-diphenyl-p-phenylene oxide) (E)
  • Specific migration of:
    • Primary aromatic amines (Annex II of Reg. 10/2011: REACH and others)
    • Elements (Annex II of Reg. 10/2011: Ba, Co, Cu, Fe, Li, Mn, Zn, Al, Ni, Sb, As, Cd, Cr, Pb, Hg, La, Eu, Gd, Tb)
    • Formaldehyde
    • Mono and diethylene glycol, terephthalic and isophthalic acid, acetaldehyde
    • Bisphenol A (BPA), Bisphenol F (BPF), BAGDES, BFGDES and epoxy derivatives
    • 1-hexene, 1-octene, etc.
  • Quick response, deadlines adapted to our clients’ needs
  • Consultation to optimise control plans and to interpret the final results
Consult the scope of accreditation in: ENAC Accreditations AINIA laboratories


Our solutions include:

  • Identification of the applicable regulations according to product and use

  • Consulting regarding test selection according to the characteristics of the packaging materials to be used and of the food being packaged (selection of simulants, standardised test conditions, format, etc.)

  • Analyses are performed using the most appropriate techniques, combining criteria of high reliability, costs and deadlines adapted to our clients’ needs

  • Results are delivered through secure and accessible platforms, based on the most advanced information and communication technologies

  • Consultation to ensure the correct interpretation of the obtained results

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Carmen Calatayud
Head of Food Contact Materials Laboratory

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