FSP (Food Secure Product)

Wefapress puts focus on "Food Secure Product"

 

Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011 on the protection against food contamination has redefined the way in which food-compliant may be used. With its lineup of Food Secure Product material types, plastics manufacturer Wefapress already complies with most guidelines.

Pigments, separating agents, additives: the interaction between food and foreign matter is not wholly without risks. To restrict this to an absolute minimum and prevent potential food contamination, in January 2011 the European Commission issued a new Regulation on materials and articles made of plastic - Regulation 10/2011.

Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011 (PIM)

The current EU list contains 885 starting substances for monomers and additives approved at the EU level. Only these substances are authorized for use in the manufacture of materials and plastic products. To minimize the risk of migration of materials and articles to foods, every manufacturer of plastic articles that come into contact with food must attach a declaration of conformity to its product. Previously, materials were analyzed for migration levels by an independent laboratory. The aim of the new regulation is the regulation of contact between plastic and food, as well as the traceability of materials used. This is specifically addressed in Regulation (EC) No. 2023/2006 (GMP): a material or article should optimally be able to be traced at all stages of manufacturing, processing and distribution, nevertheless at a minimum to one upstream and one downstream stage.


Migration Test:

When testing for migration levels a distinction is made between the test for OML (Overall Migration Limit) and SML (Specific Migration Limit). The OML is the maximum permitted amount that may be released into a food from a material or article. The SML is the maximum permitted amount of a particular substance that may migrate from one material or article to food.


Important facts:

  • Commission Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011 is a specific measure within Framework Regulation (EC) No. 1935/2004

  • Traceability via 5-digit lot or batch number on the delivery document

  • Quality system, quality control system and documentation are governed by Regulation (EC) No. 2023/2006, also known as GMP (=Good Manufacturing Practise")

  • Since Wefapress does not have knowledge of the specific application scenario (e.g. contact medium, contact time and temperature), Wefapress analyzes migration on a testing slab. Since Wefapress does not possess this knowledge, we cannot guarantee a final and conclusive evaluation of the migration values for a component. This task is the responsibility of the equipment manufacturer or operator.

Wefapress also wants to be sure

Naturally, Wefapress adheres to the provisions of the EU Regulation. The bulk of our material types made of polyethylene (PE-UHMW and PE-HMW) comply with EU Regulation (EC) No. 1935/2004 and have been tested to EU/10/2011. These materials bear the Wefapress designation FSP (Food Secure Product). In addition to materials already tested, Wefapress will gladly test other types of materials in collaboration with its customers - even in smaller amounts.


Types of material that already comply with Regulation (EC) No. 1935/2004 and which have been tested in accordance with Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011:

  • St 1000 FSP (PE-UHMW)
    • natural, signal blue, green
  • St 500 FSP (PE-HMW)
    • natural, signal blue, green, pastel yellow / wood, oxide red / redbrown
  • St 6000 AST FDA FSP
  • St 6000 ELS FDA FSP
  • Other engineering plastics such as PA, POM, PET, etc. on request