Certificates

Market-specific Certification

Materials for the Food and Beverage Industry Need to Have All the Key Certifications and Conform to All the Relevant Standards

In the food and beverage industry, certifications are essential to guarantee general hygiene and the purity of foods and beverages. Especially for seals in direct contact with foods and beverages, strict regulations are necessary. Our materials meet all the global market-specific standards such as FDA and have all the relevant certifications such as USP.

Important Certifications and Compliances for the Food & Beverage Industry

APPROVALS / CONFORMITIES AREA OF APPLICATION LEGAL BASIS VALIDITY PERIOD TESTING ON TESTING CRITERIA
EU (Reg.) 1935/2004 Europe AS/NZS 4020:2005 unlimited Material • Positive list
• Migration tests
EU (Reg.) 10/2011 Europe EU (Reg.) 1935/2004 unlimited Material and Product • Positive list
• Migration tests
BfR 21. recommendation for rubbers Germany EU (Reg.) 10/2011 unlimited Material • BfR positive list
• Migration tests (subdivided into categories,
depending on the contact time)
BfR 15. recommendation for silicone materials Germany LFGB (German Food and Feed Code) unlimited Material •  BfR positive list
• Migration tests (subdivided into categories, depending on the contact time)
Arrêté 9. Nov. 1994 France LFGB (German Food and Feed Code) unlimited Material • Positive list
• Migration tests
• Tests nitrosamines, formaldehyde
• Remains peroxide content
FDA USA (also accepted in Europe) • FDA 21 CFR 177.2600 (Elastomers & Perfluoroelastomers)
• FDA 21 CFR 177.1500 (Plastics)
unlimited Material • FDA positive list
• Migration tests
NSF 51 USA • FDA 21 CFR 177.2600 (Elastomers & Perfluoroelastomers)
• FDA 21 CFR 177.1500 (Plastics)
5 years with annual audit Material • Positive list
• Toxicity tests
3-A® Sanitary Standards USA (also accepted in Europe) FDA 21 CFR 177.2600 5 years with annual audit Material • FDA positive list
• Migration tests
ADI free – Animal derived ingredient free Worldwide EMEA/410/01 rev2 unlimited Material • Testing of the formulation for animal-derived ingredients)
GB 4806.n China - unlimited Material • Migration tests
GB 9685 China - unlimited Material • Positive list
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