Materials coming into contact with foodstuffs, packaging materials

WESSLING is pioneering in analyses of materials coming into contact with foodstuffs: our technicians and scientists apply cutting edge laboratory technologies and the most advanced technical/professional expertise in making sure that the packaging material you manufacture is safe for consumers.

Food contact materials made of paper. Here, a paper bag used for vegetables

A variety of new regulations have been introduced in recent years, containing increasingly comprehensive and more and more deeply detailed rules on the labelling, traceability, manufacture, composition and analysis of materials coming into contact with foodstuffs.

Conformity must be certified now in many cases by laboratory test results.

Our services:

Total dissolution

Specific dissolution: dissolution of monomeric substances, additives, contaminants (antioxidants, softeners, metals, primary aromatic amines, formaldehyde)

Dissolution of metals

Analysis of the dissolution of not intentionally added substances (NIAS screening)


Dissolution of colouring agents

Organoleptic tests

Our services for your industry

WESSLING provides individual service packages that are tailored to the needs of your company.

WESSLING industry sector

Packaging manufacturers

WESSLING food industry

Food manufacturers

WESSLING industry sector

Plastic-, food- and paper manufacturers

Regulations and specifications

The EU's framework regulation, Regulation (EC) 1935/2004, regulates the requirements for all food contact materials. There are also further European regulations, directives, national legislation or recommendations which may differ extensively depending on the characteristics of the product.

The WESSLING experts keep an eye on the specifications: benefit from reliable laboratory analysis in combination with tailored expert services. Our specialists are certified for analysing official cross checks according to Section 43 of the German Food and Feed Code (LFGB).

Your contact for analysis and consulting for food contact materials

„Reliable, cost-effective, neutral and independent – our analysis and consulting services form the basis for high-quality food contact materials that succeed on the market.“

Food contact products

Performing food analysis in the laboratory: laboratory technicians during the examination for residues and contaminants

Food analysis at WESSLING

Safety and quality for consumers: Our experts offer the entire range of food analyses such as chemical-physical analyses, sensory tests, molecular biological and microbiological analyses.

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Petri dish for microbiological food analysis

Reliable checks and qualified training courses

Food hygiene

The experts at WESSLING record the hygiene status of your production in all details and train your management and employee in accordance with the food hygiene regulations.

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Proof of above-average safety and quality standards

The WESSLING test seal

The WESSLING seal is a quality and test seal proving that products have been tested for quality, safety and non-toxicity, making it easier for consumers to decide on a product.

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we would like to inform you that work in our accredited testing laboratory continues in complete safety and fulfilling Your orders.

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WESSLING Hungary Kft. is a Superbrands award winner

Outstanding recognition: our knowledge centre has been listed among the best Hungarian brands. In November, the Business Superbrands Award was presented for the twelfth time.

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