Regulation 1935/2004/EC and subsequent amendments relating to products intended for contact with food

The Regulation 1935/2004/EEC of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the materials and articles intended to come into contact with food and repealing Directives 80/590/EEC and 89/109/CE.

All materials and articles intended to come into contact with food shall apply:

  • EC Regulation 2023/2006 on good manufacturing practices
  • Regulation 1935/2004/EEC to exclude the transfer of substances to foodstuffs in quantities such as to endanger the health or lead to a change in the composition of the food or a deterioration in the organoleptic aspects of the food.

Global Migration tests are performed on the basis of simulants that emulate the behavior of all the edible food.

Types of food and food simulants
by Reg EU 10/2011 and subsequent updates.*
Denominazione Simulante 
Food Simulant A  Ethanol 10% (v/v)
Food Simulant B  Acetil acid 3% (w/v)
Food Simulant C  Ethanol al 20% (v/v)
Food Simulant D1 Etanol al 50% (v/v)
Food Simulant D2 Vegetable oil
Food Simulant E Poly 2,6-diphenyl-p-phenylene oxide (MPPO)

* Table subject to change for the constant renewal of regulations.

Moreover, some elements are BANNED and kept UNDER CONTROL by constant tests for specific migrations. Some elements must not exceed specific levels (eg phthalates, vinyl chloride, acrylonitrile etc.).

ALL TESTS ARE WE MADE BY EU LABORATORY TESTS and constantly reviewd.