EEA-Guideline 1001 was introduced in 2016 to satisfy the urgent need for uniform test methods & limits for enamelled food stuff.
EN ISO 4531, concerning test methods & limits for the release from enamelled articles in contact with food, has been revised by ISO/TC 107 & a new version was published in September 2018. Continue reading “EEA-Guideline 1001 / EN ISO 4531”
The ORF made an interesting report about vitreous enameling of cookware at Riess Email in Ybbsitz, Austria.
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We received via our network the following press release of TÜV Rheinland LGA Products GmbH
Release from enamelled objects in contact with foodstuffs – Test methods and permitted limits EN ISO 4531 published.
For some years it has been clear that the test conditions (time, temperature) and also the scope of testing of standard EN 1388-2 “Materials and articles in contact with foodstuffs – Silicate surfaces – Part 2: Determination of the release of lead and cadmium from silicate surfaces other than ceramic ware” of 1995, which dates back to a standard of 1985, are no longer up to date.
According to this standard, the release of lead and cadmium is tested at room temperature over 24 hours in 4% acetic acid. This does not correspond by far to the real use conditions, e.g. of enamelled pots. Continue reading “Enamelled surfaces & food contact”
Large manufacturer of enameled cookware experienced substantial rework & reject rates and asked DTC to assist with troubleshooting their enameling operations.
Continue reading “Troubleshooting enameling operations”