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New Certification Mark Enhances Trust in Food Contact Products

November 30, 2022

SGS launches the SGS Food Contact Product Certification Mark to help manufacturers and suppliers demonstrate the compliance, safety and performance of their products.

Food contact materials (FCM) must not endanger human health or alter the food or drink they are in contact with through chemical substance relief. Consumers and regulatory authorities are now looking for independent verification that products meet market requirements for safety and performance.

The SGS Food Contact Product Certification Mark covers both mandatory safety requirements and voluntary performance parameters. It improves traceability and builds consumer confidence while simplifying market access and delivering competitive advantage.

Utilizing our global network of state-of-the-art testing facilities, we provide comprehensive testing and certification services for the full range of FCM product categories, including:

  • Preparation wear - bibs, napkins, etc.
  • Preparation utensils - bake- or cookware, etc.
  • Serving utensils - drink- and tableware
  • Serving implements - cutlery or chopsticks, etc.
  • Food containers - lunchboxes or foils, etc.

We cover products made from:

  • Plastic, rubber and silicone
  • Metals and alloys
  • Vitreous (glass, ceramic, enamel)
  • Paper and paperboard

Using our experience of critical parameters and target market requirements, we define the testing scope to ensure it meets the requirements of the market and manufacturer/supplier. Certification is offered as either 'Food Safe' or 'Food Safe and Performance' and is a clear indication that a product complies with all relevant standards required to succeed in competitive, regulated markets like USA, EU, UK, Switzerland and China.

Certified products can display the SGS Food Contact Product Certification Mark, which includes:

  • Evidence of independent certification by a trusted service provider
  • Information on the criteria against which the product was assessed (safety/performance)
  • QR code linked to the ProCert client database

At a time when regulatory authorities and consumers are demanding independent verification that products are safe and will perform effectively, the SGS Food Contact Product Certification Mark shows manufacturers/suppliers have gone beyond basic compliance, building trust in their products and gaining competitive advantage in global markets.

Check out our Food Contact Materials Testing page for further details.

For more information, please contact:

Florent Trilles
Business Manager, SGS Fimko
t: +358 9 696361

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