List of US Food Contact Materials Testing Companies: Our Top 7 Picks

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US Food Contact Materials Testing Companies

Need to get your Food Contact Materials (FCM) lab-tested against 21 CFR (FDA) before you import or start selling your products in the United States? In this article, we list some of the leading testing companies offering third-party food contact materials testing.

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SGS

Established in 1878, SGS offers lab testing, inspection, verification, and certification. The company headquarters are located in Geneva, Switzerland.

SGS offers 21 CFR (FDA) testing services for food contact materials.

The company is approved by the FDA to arrange lab FCM testing, and it also offers consultancy services for both plastic and non-plastic food contact materials.

In addition, FDA granted SGS the permit to carry out site audits on its behalf.

Services

  • FCM lab testing
  • FDA site inspections

Company information

a. Year of Registration: 1878

b. Locations: Mainland China, Hong Kong, U.S., Germany, and others

c. Accreditations and Certificates: ISO 50003:2014, ISO IEC 17021:2015

HQ Address: 1 Place des Alpes, P.O. Box 2152, 1211 Geneva 1, Switzerland

Eurofins

Eurofins was established in 1997 to offer lab testing services with a specific focus on food-related products, including FCM.

Gilles Martin, the founder of the company, purchased the rights to the SNIF-NMR technology in 1987. This technology permits to verify the origin and purity of several types of food and beverages.

Eurofins offers FCM lab testing to a variety of customers such as raw material suppliers, packaging suppliers, retailers, importers, distributors, and traders.

The company covers a wide range of products, from raw materials to final products. Here you can find a few examples:

  • Plastic
  • Paper
  • Metal
  • Wood
  • Fishing nets, cloths, bags
  • Gloves and uniforms
  • Plates, glassware, cutlery
  • Food containers
  • Coffee makers, filters

Services

  • FCM lab testing
  • FCM/FDA consulting
  • FCM/FDA related seminars and training
  • Toxicological risk assessment statements issuance

Company information

a. Year of Registration: 1997

b. Locations: Mainland China, Hong Kong, USA, Malaysia, UK

c. Accreditations and Certificates: AQSIQ, CNAS

HQ Address: 23 Val Fleuri, 1526 Luxembourg

Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas offers lab testing services that covered a variety of regulations such as FDA, CPSC, REACH, and other regulations.

Bureau Veritas was established in 1828, and today has branch offices and laboratories across 140 countries such as China, the U.S., Germany, Vietnam, and others.

The company provides lab testing, technical support, and regulatory guidance.

Its team has a wide experience with FDA regulations, and it supports testing across a wide range of materials, such as wood, paper and paperboard, plastic, ceramic, porcelain, glass and enamel, metal and metal alloys.

Services

  • FCM lab testing
  • FDA FCM consulting

Company information

a. Year of Registration: 1828

b. Locations: Mainland China, Hong Kong, USA, Canada, and others

c. Accreditations and Certificates: EN ISO 9001:2015, EN ISO 14001:2015, OHSAS 18001:2007

HQ Address: 67/71, Boulevard du Chateau Neuilly-Sur-Seine, 92200, France

TÜV Rheinland

TÜV Rheinland was founded in 1973, and today offers lab testing, product inspections, and supplier audits.

Being one of the leading testing services providers, TÜV Rheinland owns the latest testing equipment and technology, such as advanced lab testing machines and the most updated testing software, to perform FCM safety testing services.

The company provides FCM lab testing services that identify additives and heavy metals in plastic materials, volatile organic compounds found in silicones, metal materials composition, and others.

Besides FCM lab testing services, the company shares technical advice on failed test results and provides FCM/FDA related seminars and training.

Services

  • FCM lab testing
  • FCM/FDA related seminars and training

Company information

a. Year of Registration: 1973

b. Locations: Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, and others

c. Accreditations and Certificates: ISO 9001, ISO 50001, ISO IEC 17025

HQ Address: 30519 Hannover, Germany

Intertek

Intertek currently has more than 44,000 employees in over 100 countries. It offers lab testing, inspection, quality assurance, and certification.

Intertek offers a wide range of FCM product testing that include food packaging, kitchen utensils, food processing machinery, and other food contact products.

With 130 years of experience in the lab testing industry, Intertek owns a professional lab testing team that consists of regulatory experts, chemists, and toxicologists.

They have extensive knowledge in compliance and are familiar with different regulations including FDA and REACH. They also support their clients by providing general guidance and interpretation of the FCM, consulting services, preparation and submission of the necessary documentation to the FDA, and other FCM/FDA related services.

Services

  • FCM lab testing
  • FCM/FDA consulting
  • FDA submission

Company information

a. Year of Registration: 1885

b. Locations: Mainland China, Hong Kong, USA, Denmark, and others

c. Accreditations and Certificates: ISO 17021, ISO 17065

HQ Address: 33 Cavendish Square, London, UK

C&K Testing

C&K Testing was founded in 2008 as a subsidiary of CIRS. C&K Testing locates its headquarters in Hangzhou, China, and it has branch offices and laboratories in the US, Korea, and several cities in Mainland China.

C&K Testing offers FCM lab testing against different standards in many countries and regions, and it provides a wide range of solutions for FDA related testing and consulting services.

The company has experience with tableware, cookware, and also food processing products such as food machines, gloves, and filters.

Services

  • FCM lab testing
  • FCM/FDA consulting

Company information

a. Year of Registration: 2008

b. Locations: Mainland China, USA, Korea

c. Accreditations and Certificates: ISO 17025:2005

HQ Address: Huaye Hi-Tech Industrial Park, 1180, Bin’an Road, Binjiang District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

Polyhedron

Polyhedron was founded in 1973; its headquarters and laboratory are in Houston, Texas.

The company specializes in plastic, polymer and rubber testing. They offer professional testing services for a variety of food contact products against FDA requirements and meet CFR standards.

With over 45 years of experience in the testing industry, Polyhedron offers its services for small-mid manufacturers up to Fortune 500 companies. They conduct analyses, testing, and research in their in-house facilities.

Services

  • FCM lab testing(CFR 176 – 177)

Company Information

a. Year of Registration: 1973

b. Locations: The United States

c. Accreditations and Certificates: Not mentioned

HQ Address: 10626 Kinghurst Street, Houston, Texas, 77099, U.S.

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  • 1 Responses to “List of US Food Contact Materials Testing Companies: Our Top 7 Picks

    1. Daniel BAEK at 7:54 pm

      We would like to test the following items at the laboratory with GMC Resolutions for Argentina/Brazil/Paraguay/Uruguay regulations. If possible, please let me know the proper lab(e mail address, name etc). Then, I will ask them for test cost, procedure, samples condition, period etc.
      – Sample names: KOCETAL® K100HS, KOCETAL® K500HS, KOCETAL® K300, KOCETAL® K700
      – Material type: Unfilled POM (polyoxymethylene) (neat resin) for home coffee machine
      – Colour: Natural
      – Sample form: Plates or Chips

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