Paper and paperboard Food Contact Materials 

Food contact materials compliance is generally assessed using EN 645, EN 646 and EN 648 standards and AP guidelines, for heavy metals such as Lead, Cadmium, Chromium & Mercury, formaldehyde release, PAA and colorfastness 
Materials and articles in contact with food must comply with the framework directive 1935/2004EC as amended before placing the items in UK/EU market 
Currently, specific directive/regulation is not in place for paper and paperboard items such as napkins, straws, kitchen tissue paper etc, intended to come into contact with food. 
At the Northern Testhouse, we have the capability of testing industry accepted parameters 
At the Northern Testhouse, we perform a suit of chemical testing covering major areas such as heavy metals, formaldehyde, primary aromatic amines (PAA) and colour release to meet the requirements of : 
BS EN 645, Cold & Hot Water Extracts 
BS EN 646, Colour Fastness 
BS EN 648, Florescent Fastness 
BS EN ISO 15320, PCP 
BS EN 1541, Formaldehyde 
BS EN 17163, PAA 
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