June 02nd,2020
Welcome to the Ruhr District Institute of Hygiene

Your contact partners
Head of Department
Phone: 0209-9242-150
Fax: 0209-9242-155
Food contact materials

Products in contact with food

Materials and products that come into contact with foods are referred to as food commodities. On behalf of our clients we test for compliance with relevant food regulations, national and international policies (Foodstuffs and Consumer Goods Law, Foods and Commodities Ordinance, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, EU regulations and guidelines).

We test the following food contact products

  • Packaging
  • Containers
  • Hoses
  • Coatings
  • Gaskets
  • Others

Our services consist of the following steps

  • Formulation test
  • A comprehensive product or material test depending on the intended area of use
  • A final evaluation combined with a detailed consultation

We gladly offer our advice in order to determine the necessary scope of the investigation and suitable test conditions.

The product and material tests may include the following examinations

  • Formulation test
  • Sensory evaluation
  • Verification of compliance with the limits for global migration
  • Verification of compliance with the limits for specific migration and residual contents
  • Verification of compliance with the purity requirements (e.g. for colorants and fillers)
  • Color fastness test
  • Others