The food simulant is a chemical with characteristics similar to the different food categories (watery, acidic, alcoholic, milk, oil and fat and dry foods). See simulating table

Food simulants A, B and C are designated for foodstuffs having a hydrophilic character and are able to extract hydrophilic substances. The food simulant B is used for foodstuffs with a pH lower than 4.5 and the food simulant C is to be used for alcoholic beverages with a content of alcohol of less than or equal to 20% and for foodstuffs containing A significant amount of organic ingredients that make them more lipophilic.

Food simulants D1 and D2 are designated for foodstuffs having a lipophilic character. D1 simulant food is used for alcoholic beverages with an alcohol content of over 20% for dairy products and for emulsions of the oil type in water. The simulating D2 is used for food containing free fats in the surface.

The food simulant E is suitable for dried foods, but migration trials with this simulator will be mandatory from 2018.

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