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Importance of Migration Testing Labs for Packaging Material in India

Need of Coal Testing Labs
  • We live in a new-age time, where the consumers are not only health conscious but are very much concerned about the environment. They know the consequences that occur due to improper packaging and are very well familiar with the hazards it creates. Due to this awareness, the food and beverage industries in India are forced to pay close attention to the food packaging material that is being used.
  • Since bad-quality plastic can affect the quality of food at a very large extent. It has become necessary for the owners of the food companies to ensure safety during the majority stages of the supply chain process.
  • Further, the food and beverage industries also need to be compliant with food packaging standards. Since the packed food marks its journey from ‘farm to the fork,’ it becomes of vital importance for the manufacturers to check the material that has been used to pack the food.

What is Migration Testing for Packaging Material

What is Migration
  • Food packaging intends to shield and protect the food from getting spoiled due to the changes in temperature & atmosphere. Apart from these, the food also needs to be shielded from dust, moisture, bacterial growth like- fungi, etc. When the food is packed according to the set norms, the consumers can guarantee that the food is meant to stay fresh for a longer duration and is fit for consumption.

Specific Migration

  • SML also referred to as a specific migration limit is the maximum permitted quantity of a specific substance that can migrate from a food container or food contact material into the food
  • At Anacon Laboratories, we perform analytical techniques to identify the presence of these substances in the food.

Overall Migration

  • OML also referred to as the ‘Overall Migration Limit’ is the maximum permitted limit of the total amount of non-volatile substances that can be migrated from a food container or food contact material into the food.
  • At Anacon Laboratories, we determine the overall migration by exposing the material to a chemical food simulant for a specified and appropriate duration of time. Hereafter, we dry and weigh the extracted residue in our lab.

Non-intentionally added substances

  • NIAS also referred to as ‘Non-Intentionally Added Substances’ are chemicals that are present in a food contact material but have not been added for a technical reason during the production process.
  • Our team has gained vast experience in this domain and performs the test by gathering analytical screening, identification of hazardous substances, exposure assessment, and final risk assessment.
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Why Choose Anacon for Migration Testing for Packaging Material

  • Our knowledgeable and experienced team of Anacon Laboratories is well versed with the regulatory requirements and the analytical technology- both of which are used to perform migration and specification tests. During testing, we ensure that the migrated substances should not exceed 10 mg per dm2 area of packaging material.
  • Our professionals are well-versed in rendering services as per the requirement. We have been operational in the testing industry for about two decades, and our uncompromising work ethos and diligent team are to be credited for this long and impeccable journey. Our team takes into account every tiny detail, and we have also got state-of-the-art technology set in place at our laboratory. We follow stringent guidelines set by the regulatory bodies to deliver flawless test results.

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