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California 65 Test-Food Contact Material U.S. Testing and Certification Agency

What testing and certification are needed for food contact materials to be exported to the United States? The California 65 test is a US environmental certification, and TCT can handle the California 65 test for food contact materials. California Proposition 65, the “Drinking Water Safety and Toxic Substance Enforcement Act of 1986,” was issued in November 1986. Its purpose is to protect California residents and the state’s drinking water sources so that the water sources do not contain known Cancer, birth defects or other substances that are harmful to reproductive development, and inform residents truthfully when such substances appear. Utensils exported to California must meet the requirements of California Regulation 65 (including food contact parts, exterior decorations, and cup edges).

The importance of food contact materials for California 65 testing:

Once a chemical substance is included in the list of Proposal No. 65, manufacturers and distributors will have to complete the implementation of the warning within one year and terminate the discharge of the chemical substance to drinking water sources within 20 months. After this date, government or individual law enforcement agencies, including individuals or organizations representing the public interest, can take legal actions against those who fail to meet the standards.

In the list of about 800 chemical substances, consumer products containing lead have been attracting attention in the past few years. Lead was listed as a reproductive toxic substance in 1987, and was listed as a carcinogen in 1992. It can affect almost all organs of the human biological system, including the central nervous system (which can lead to dementia). Other symptoms include anemia, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, constipation, insomnia, irritability, headache, and fatigue. For children, lead can also affect physical growth and intellectual development.

Food contact material Prop65/CA65 test process:

  1. Fill in the test application form;
  2. Determine the material, actual use and conditions of use of the product, and the type of food that may be in contact;
  3. Customers provide test samples;
  4. The CTB laboratory arranges the test;
  5. A test report issued by CEW CTB laboratory.

California 65 testing standards for food contact materials:

For different materials, FDA has different testing regulations and standards, such as

Metal and electroplated products require U.S. FDA CFR 21 175.300.

Resin and polymer coating US FDA 21 CFR 175.300 US FDA 21

Paper and cardboard US FDA 21 CFR 176.170 US FDA 21

Seal ring and gasket US FDA 21 CFR 177.1210 US FDA 21

Wood requirements U.S. FDA CFR 21 178.3800

ABS requires U.S. FDA CFR 21 181.32 or 180.22.

For food contact materials to apply for California 65 test report, consult TCT third-party testing agency. California PROP65 certification only needs to test the product without factory audit. If the product has not been changed or the standards and regulations have not been updated, no other follow-up will occur. cost. Generally, the California 65 certification does not have a strict validity period, but the California 65 report is not static. As the regulations are updated, the California 65 report must be updated, and the old version will become invalid.