Germany: LFGB (LMBG)
In September 2005, the German New Food and Food Products Act LFGB replaced the food and beverages LMBG. It is also known as the "Management Law for Cosmetics and other Defective Products of Food and Tobacco Products" and is the most important basic legal document for food hygiene management in Germany. It is also the guideline and core for the formulation of other special food hygiene laws and regulations. Products tested in contact with food can be tested and certified by the LFGB test report issued by an authorized agency as “products that do not contain chemical toxic substances” and can be sold on the German market.
First, the significance of the LFGB certification knife and fork logo
The knife and fork logo is a food safety sign. If there are knife and fork marks on the articles that come into contact with food, it means that the product has passed the testing and meets many German and European standards, complies with German LFGB regulations, and proves that it does not contain toxic substances that may harm humans. It can be used in Germany and Other European and American market sales. In the European market, products with knife and fork signs can enhance customers' confidence and purchase desires. They are powerful market tools and greatly increase the competitiveness of products in the market.
Second, the special place of the test
The difference between the LFGB and other food grade tests is that the LFGB has more comprehensive testing requirements for plastic products. The test will be divided into different plastic materials: PC, PVC, PE, etc. Different material types are tested according to different test standards. The result is also more standard.
In addition, in addition to doing a full migration test, the LFGB also needs to perform a Section 30&31 sensory test (primarily odor and taste) on the tested products.
Because the requirements of the LFGB test are stricter than those of other countries, the LFGB test report is equally recognized in other countries. Articles with cut-and-fork signs enjoy a high reputation in the minds of European consumers, and prices are relatively higher compared with similar products.
About French DGCCRF -
French DGCCRF is an English shorthand for food safety regulations in France. Such products sold in France, in addition to complying with regulatory requirements of European Union Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004, must also comply with French local regulations, including French DGCCRF 2004-64 and French Décret no 92-631. French regulations not only have special requirements for plastics and rubber products that come in contact with food, but also have special classifications and requirements for metal products. For example, beddings with organic coatings, in addition to the coating surfaces, are also tested for metals that serve as substrates. The request.
The French DGCCR standard has stricter and more comprehensive test standards for metal products such as metal cutlery. France requires that the coating and the material inside be tested separately. For example: bedding with organic coating, in addition to the coating surface to be tested, there is also a corresponding requirement for the metal as the substrate.