Packaging migration analysis

Food packaging migration analysis

Packaging migration refers to the transfer of chemical components from packaging into a foodstuff. Depending on the packaging type, this could include plastic monomers or plasticisers, printing inks, heavy metals, and adhesives.

Legislation is very strict, especially regarding heavy metals and plastics monomers. At Campden BRI we have a range of UKAS accredited methods for testing compliance with legal requirements for both heavy metal transfer and plastic migration from the packaging into the food.

As well as 'global' migration analysis, we can also investigate migration of:

  • Formaldehyde
  • Acrylonitrile
  • Vinyl acetate
  • Bisphenol A
  • BADGE, NOGE, BFDGE
  • Photoinitiators
  • Phthalates

Key services

Package strength and integrity

Package strength and integrity

Packaging must be able to withstand the rigours of distribution and storage.

Paper and board

Paper and board

Different tests can be performed to assess the quality of paper or board.

Metal

Metal

Testing of canned products within metal packaging may be required for various reasons including product/pack compatibility.

Plastics

Plastics

Different tests can be performed to assess the quality and strength of plastics.

Modified atmosphere packaging

Modified atmosphere packaging

Ensuring the correct gas composition and gas:product volume ratio is critical.

Packaging down the microscope

Packaging down the microscope

Microscopy can use a range of techniques to examine packaging materials including plastic and metal.

Packaging migration and taint analysis

Packaging migration and taint analysis

Packaging must not transfer its constituents into food to the detriment of the food's quality.

List of all tests

List of all tests

List of all packaging analysis and tests available.

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Packaging training courses

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Where we refer to UKAS Accreditation

The Campden BRI group companies listed below are both accredited in accordance with the recognised International Standard ISO17025:2017 by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). The accreditation demonstrates technical competence for a defined scope of methods, specific to each site, as detailed in the schedules of accreditation bearing the testing laboratory number. The schedules may be revised from time to time and reissued by UKAS. The most recent issue of the schedules are available from the UKAS website www.ukas.com

Campden BRI (Chipping Campden) Limited is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 1079 Campden BRI (Nutfield) is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 1207

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