Food Contact and Cosmetics

With the development of the society, people pay more and more attention to the food safety. The food safety problem caused by food container, package material, and kitchenware also draw the attention of the whole society. Countries all over the world, especially the EU countries and America stipulate very strict regulations which required all the products exported to EU must be through related testing and certification and to get the qualified testing report, which was called food grade test. Cosmetics are the daily necessities, people use it for a long time and it would remain on skin, face, hair, etc. Thus the cosmetics should not have any bad effect on body and must be controlled according to strict stipulations. ANBOTEK is at the forefront of certification of Chinese foodstuff and cosmetics, it provides you with one-stop certification service relating to foodstuff, agricultural product, contact material for food, cosmetics, drugs and health care product.

Cosmetics safety is always be taken noticed because of contacting with people directly. Each country set strict laws and directives to guarantee the safety of cosmetics to ensure people's health under regular using condition.

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Heavy metal Testing

FDA focus on lead and mercury testing, while, EU REACH(1907/2006) regulate lead, cadmium, mercury, arsenic, antimony and Nickel testing. There is much more probability to find mercury in the whitening cosmetics. The limit of mercury in EU regulation is 1mg/kg, and for that used on eye is 70mg/kg. While FDA regulates 1mg/kg for common products, and 65 mg/kg for that used on eye.

Microorganism Testing

Microorganism Testing is implemented according to the stipulations of EU Pharmacopeia(EP 2.6.12&2.6.13) and British Pharmacopeia(BP Appx. XVI B)/US Pharmacopeia(USP61&62)/Cosmetics Europe and the TFA. The assessment of microorganism including: total number of bacteria, mold and yeast, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Salmonella, Candida albicans, Clostridium, Enterobacteriaceae and gram-negative bacteria and gram-negative bacteria in bile tolerance.

Preservatives Testing

The assessment of stability and antiseptic for microorganism is through the observation of quantity change of microorganism in different period for various kinds of targeted bacteria inoculation prepared, thus to confirm preservatives meet the requirement or not. The testing is mainly carried on by EP(5.1.3) /BP(Appx. XVI C) /USP(51) /COLIPA or CTFA. The targeted bacteria vaccinated are Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Aspergillus and Candida albicans.

Sensory testing

The cosmetics on China market must be accorded with the related product standard. ANBOTEK can do all the tests under the product standard which covered more than 40 products including skin care, hair care, bath and washing.

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FDA: Microorganism pollution test. USP<61>&<62>

FDA: Microorganism challenge test. USP<51>

EU: Microorganism pollution test. EP 2.6.12&2.6.13/ BP16B

EU: Antiseptic effect test. EP 5.1.3 / BP 16C

Food Contact Materials is the material which contacted with the food under normal use. It was called the “underwear” of the food for they contacted directly. The safety of FCMs affected the food safety very closely which become the key point for all manufacturers. The FCMs product included food container, package material and kitchenware. Those FCMs are: plastics, resin, rubber, silica gel, metal, alloy, paper, cardboard, glass, ceramic enamel, colorants, printing ink, etc.

FCMs would have effect on the food flavor, taste, and color, besides, and it would release harmful chemical ingredients such as heavy metal and toxic additives which would migrate to food and be eaten by people.

Worldwide FCM rules and regulations


Frame work rules and regulations::(EC) No 1935/2004

Specific directives:EU No.10/2011,84/500/EEC(2005/31/EC)

Specific material directives: Vinyl chloride directive:78/142/EEC、Epoxy Derivatives directives(EC)No 1895/2005


Frame work rules and regulations:chapter 30,31 and 33of LFGB

BfR technology suggestion.


French Décret nº 2007-766 ,French Décret nº 2008-1469

DGCCRF 2004-64;


21CFR 170-189;

CPG 7117.06&07 和CPG 7117.05;


Federal foodstuff rules and regulations and California NO.65 proposal.


"The food hygiene law of people's Republic of China";

Health management approach: such as "food with plastic products and raw materials and health management measures";

Hygienic standard:GB13113-1991,GB 13114-1991等;


Japan's Food Sanitation Law ""(Food Sanitation Law 370);


"Food Sanitation Law Korea";

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The product exported to EU are criticized and recalled frequently which brought huge loss to factories, in the meanwhile, it also have bad effect on Chinese products. ANBOTEK would like to help the FCM manufacturers to have a good knowledge of the EU rules and regulations which would be helpful for them to pay high attention to the limited item and amount for each EU countries and to respond to foreign notice in time and to avoid the loss.

It requires the FCM manufacturers especially the heavy metal ones to perfect the quality control system and to establish reliable supply system, and to control the key product quality, also to put more and more R&D resource into new technology, material and product. Please keep contact with us closely and pay high attention to our early warning information.

To help the manufacturers react to the FCM laws and to avoid probable danger, ANBOTEK could provide manufacturers with various standards for different countries, and to supply you with FCM testing service including kitchenware, kitchen electrical appliances, kids product, food package and food processing machinery to guarantee the responsibility and commitment to food safety of manufacturers.


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