Specific migration testing – non-intentionally added substances (NIAS), GC-MS
Analysis of non-intentionally added substances (NIAS), which are chemicals that are present in a food contact material (FCM) or food contact article (FCA) but have not been added for a technical reason during the production process. NIAS have various sources and can be grouped into side products, breakdown products, and contaminants.
The analysis is readily available for with simulants 50% ethanol, 95% ethanol, and iso-octane. Please see a separate product, if analysis is required with dry food simulant (Tenax).
The price includes a simple risk assessment based on EU regulations for food contact materials, and EFSA's Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC) approach. More extensive risk assessment is available upon request.
More information about the method family:GC-MS Analysis (GC-MS)
- Suitable sample matrices
- Plastic, food contact materials with polymeric coatings
- Required sample quantity
- Film: 2xA4-size sheets. Article (< 250 ml): 6 items. Article (> 250 ml): 3 items. Other: 3 dm2
- Typical turnaround time
- 7 weeks after receiving the samples
- Detection limit
- LOQ 0.01 mg/kg (semi-quantitative)
- Quality system
- Accredited test method
- Device types