Food-grade silicone contact materials refer to all materials used in the processing, production, packaging, storage, and transportation of foods and foods. Common materials include various plastics, metals, ceramics, glass, bamboo and wood products. The environmental and safety conditions of these materials that can be contacted with food directly affect the user's diet safety and health. Therefore, the export of such products to the United States needs to be tested and certified according to FDA standards.
Common FDA-approved testing items for food contact materials are as follows:
Food container seals, gasket requirements, such as silicone rubber rings U.S. FDA CFR 21 177.1210
Chloroform soluble extract
Rubber Requirements (SBS, TPR, TPE) Elastomers such as Silicone U.S. FDA CFR 21 177.2600
Deionized water leaching method, n-hexane leaching method (for fat food contact only)