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New food contact plastics testing available at SATRA

Outlining our new evaluation service

20th January 2022

SATRA is now able to further help our customers by offering testing to the new key requirements outlined in Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 Amendment 2020/1245 as follows.

Specific migration limits for 24 substances that could migrate from plastic materials and articles. SATRA can quantify all of the substances, from aluminium to zinc.

Repeat-use articles require three successive extractions, with the second test result not exceeding the first and the third not exceeding the second.

A new overall migration condition has been established – ‘OM 0’. This standardised testing condition of 30 minutes exposure at 40°C is to test suitability for plastic food contact materials intended for short-term use at ambient temperatures.

If overall migration has recently been assessed by SATRA and meets the requirement of less than 10 mg/dm² for single-use articles, we can assess the specific migration limit for the extended list of 24 substances and include both the overall migration and specific migration limits in our technical report.

Please contact to request a quote, to ask technical questions, or to arrange laboratory testing.

Click here to read a comprehensive technical article on this topic. A recording of a SATRA webinar on the update to Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 Food Contact can be viewed here.