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Packaging and Food Contact Materials - CONTACT

EPTIS factsheet 815216 | Last revision 2020-12-16 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts815216 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts815216

PT provider
PT provider LGC AXIO Proficiency Testing LGC AXIO Proficiency Testing
Based in United Kingdom
Remarks Food Contact Materials (FCM) include a wide variety of materials that come in contact with food. Migration is the transfer of substances from FCM into the food. FCM can contain Intentionally Added Substances such as additives or Non Intentionally Added Substances (co-products of degradation , impurities, etc.). CONTACT, the Proficiency Testing Scheme for Packaging and Food Contact Materials enables laboratories performing the analysis of packaging and food contact materials to monitor their performance and compare it with that of their peers. This PT also aims to provide information to participants on technical issues and methodologies relating to this type of testing.
Product groups Adhesives
Consumer products
Hazardous substances
Pulp and paper
Testing fields Analytical chemistry
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
Food simulant matrix: 3% aqueous acetic acid Bisphenols -
Bisphenol A (contact with food) -
Bisphenol S -
Total primary aromatic amines -
Aniline -
4,4´-Methylenedianiline -
2,4-Toluenediamine -
Food simulant matrix: 4% aqueous acetic acid Heavy metals (ceramics) -
Lead (Pb) -
Cadmium (Cd) -
Food simulant matrix: Vegetable/seed oil Phthalates -
DEHP (Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate) -
BBP - Benzyl butyl phthalate -
DBP - Dibutyl phthalate -
Plastic beads or pellets Bisphenol A (total content) -
Bisphenol A (contact with food) -
Aims of the PT scheme
Target group of participants
Linked to specific legislation / standards
Additional, subsidiary aims
Number of participants
Accredited or otherwise reviewed by a 3rd party

Accredited by To be accredited on the basis of ISO/IEC 17043:2010

Operation is commissioned / requested by
Fees and frequency
Participation fee Depending on samples taken.
Regularly operated Yes (4 rounds per annum)
Year of first operation March 2021
Contact details of the PT provider
Provider Contact person
LGC AXIO Proficiency Testing
1 Chamberhall Business Park, Chamberhall Green
BL9 0AP Bury, Greater Manchester
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)161 762 2500
Fax: +44 (0)161 762 2501
Web: https://www.lgcstandards.com/GB/en/Proficiency-Testing/cat/244597 https://www.lgcstandards.com/GB/en/Proficiency-Testing/cat/244597
Mrs Nicola Armstrong
Phone: +44 (0)161 762 2500
Email: axiopt@lgcgroup.com axiopt@lgcgroup.com
If you find any mistakes please contact the responsible EPTIS coordinator in United Kingdom, Mr Savvas Xystouris. Mr Savvas Xystouris.
Any questions or problems? Please contact us at eptis@bam.de.
Application version: 1.23-SNAPSHOT.20230502124635-7925ae379a631fc1ececff45d2921c8db38877d5