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Food Contact Materials Services

Offering compliance solutions for food contact-related materials

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Overview

We support you in your drive to protect public health and to comply with rigorous industry regulations and standards in an effort to bring safe and high quality food contact materials to market.

With our safety science expertise, independent objectivity and data-driven approach, we can help guide your decision-making process and assist you in navigating the necessary compliance regulations for exporting food contact materials to your target markets.

We offer testing for a wide variety of food contact materials:

  • Preparation surfaces — cutting boards, tables, stations
  • Containers — cups, mugs, boxes
  • Cookware and kitchenware
  • Utensils — spoons, forks, knives
  • Packaging — bags, laminates, films, foils
  • Contact appliances — toasters, roasters, kettles, coffee machines and more.

By providing a comprehensive range of physical and chemical testing for your food contact materials, we help you through the compliance process to enable you to launch your product on time. 

Chemical analysis services including:

  • Overall migration by various simulants
  • Specific migration of various monomers, e.g., vinyl chloride monomer, formaldehyde, melamine
  • Specific migration of heavy metals
  • Specific migration of primary aromatic amines (PAA)
  • Sensorial testing

Physical testing services including:

  • Dishwasher, microwave and oven safe
  • Fatigue, corrosion and heat resistance
  • Thermal hazards
  • Paints and varnishes crosscut

We support brands and retailers in creating customized inspection, audit and training programs that address numerous needs during all stages of the supply chain, from developing a product to efficiently getting it onto shelves in your target markets.

UL Verification Mark

Customers around the globe demand more transparency from the brands they choose. With scientific rigor, we evaluate the validity of specific advertising or promotional statements, providing a way to separate fact from fiction.

The UL Verification Mark will help set your product apart in the marketplace and increase credibility to your product claims.

Benefits

  • We support manufacturers in their drive to protect public health and to comply with rigorous industry regulations and standards in an effort to bring safe and high quality food contact materials to market.
  • With our safety science expertise, independent objectivity and data-driven approach, we can help guide your decision-making process and assist you in navigating the necessary compliance regulations for exporting food contact materials to your target markets.
     
  • The UL Verification Mark will help set your product apart in the marketplace and increase credibility to your product claims.

Why UL

We can work with you to address market complexity, foster safety, and promote innovation. We’ve got the scientific expertise, objective authority and market access to help you navigate the road ahead.

Download the UL Verification brochure

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