Phthalates in Food Testing and Analysis

Industry standards have been established, mainly by retailers, to protect consumers from digesting phthalates and BPA when eating foods or drinking fluids that have been stored in plastic packaging. ATS’ chemistry department offers testing and analysis that will detect BPA and phthalates in food and food packaging items.

Dangers with Phthalates and Bisphenol A (BPA)

Phthalates – chemical used in soft plastics that can affect male reproductive development, sperm quality, and other male hormones.

BPA - chemical used in hard plastics that has been associated with brain, breast and prostate cancer in laboratory studies.

Compliance

There are many state and federal regulations for phthalates and ATS performs testing in accordance with these requirements for traceability of phthalates through our technically advanced Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometer(GC/MS) instrumentation.

Popular State and Federal Regulation include:

  • CPSC – Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • CA Prop 65 - California Proposition 65 List
  • CCPSA - Canada Consumer Product Safety Act
  • REACH – Registration Evaluation Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals -European Union (EU) requirements

ATS Labs

ATS is a third-party testing lab that holds multiple accreditations and certifications.

  • ISO/IEC 17025
  • ISO 9001-2008 Certificate
  • EN71 European Toy Safety Testing
  • CPSC Accredited Lab
  • Nadcap

Chemist and Lab Experts

Our chemists specialize in analytical, organic, inorganic, physical and material chemistry. ATS employees are qualified, equipped and engaging. As a company, we are focused on quality assurance offering services in accordance with applicable standards and specifications. In order to meet our client’s expectations, we perform accurate testing, detailed reporting and timely turnaround.

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