What Is The Difference Between LFGB And FDA Certification For Water Bottles?

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In daily life, we often use stainless steel bowls, plastic lunch boxes, and other food-grade materials drinkware, and kitchenware products. Nowadays, many countries would pay more attention to food safety and quality than the food itself. Various countries have also continuously published and updated laws and regulations on food-grade materials to safeguard consumer safety. In this article, we will introduce the difference between LFGB and FDA certification.

Differences Between German LFGB Certification And United States FDA Certification:

1. Germany LFGB certification is the German food contact material regulations, while the United States FDA certification is the United States food contact material regulations. FDA and LFGB are two completely different standards.
2. The test conditions are different. For the same aqueous medium, the FDA2600 standard limit is relatively high and easy to pass, while 1810 is difficult to pass. LFGB aqueous solution is easy to pass, only isooctane is difficult to pass.
3. LFGB certification in Germany and FDA certification in the United States are both standards for food contact materials, but the projects are very different because the hazardous substances concerned and controlled in each country are different.

Germany LFGB Certification:

LFGB, also known as Law on the Administration of Food, Tobacco Products, Cosmetics, and Other Daily Use Articles, is the most important basic legal document on food hygiene management in Germany and is the criterion and core for formulating other special food hygiene laws and regulations.

The knife and fork symbol is a food safety symbol. On daily necessities in contact with food, if there is a knife and fork mark, it means that the product has passed the test to meet many German and European standards, meets the requirements of German LFGB regulations, proves that it does not contain toxic substances harmful to the human body, and can be sold in Germany and other European and American markets. In the European market, products with knife and fork logos can enhance customers’ confidence and purchase desire, which is a powerful market tool and greatly increases the competitiveness of products in the market.

LFGB testing is performed on all materials, including products manufactured using the latest processes, such as chromium plating on barbecue grills, Teflon coating on cooking pans, silicone seals in kettles, etc. The fields usually involved include ceramics, synthetic plastics, polyvinyl chloride, plasticizers, paper products, leather, textiles, cosmetics, tobacco, etc. The products involved include toaster ovens, sandwich ovens, electric kettles, blenders wholesale, and other small kitchen appliances wholesale products in contact with food.
Food storage supplies: tempered glass chopping board, stainless steel pots, and other kitchen utensils, including insulated water bottles, tumblers and mugs, and so on; bowl, knife and fork, spoon, cup, and dish tableware; clothing, bedding, towels, wigs, false eyelashes, hats, diapers, and other hygiene articles, sleeping bags, shoes, gloves, watchbands, handbags, purses/wallets, briefcases, chair coverings; textile or leather toys and toys incorporating textile or leather garments; yarns and fabrics for direct use; various cosmetics and tobacco products, etc.

Test items

In general, Articles 30 and 31 of the LFGB Germany Food and Household Goods Act include the following test items:
1. Initial inspection of samples and materials
2. Sensory Evaluation of Odor and Taste Transfer
3. Plastic samples: test for transferable components and test for extractable heavy metals
4. Metals: the test of composition and extractable heavy metals
5. Silicone: Transferable or Volatile Organic Compounds Test
6. Special Materials: Testing for chemical hazards according to the Germany Chemical Law

US FDA Certification:

The FDA stands for Food and Drug Administration, authorized by the U.S. Congress, i.e. the federal government. FDA is the highest law enforcement agency specializing in food and drug management. It is also a government health control monitoring agency composed of doctors, lawyers, microbiologists, chemists, statisticians, and other professionals dedicated to protecting, promoting, and improving national health.

FDA is responsible for ensuring the safety of food, cosmetics, drugs, medical devices, and radiation products produced in or imported into the United States. FDA is recognized as one of the largest food and drug regulatory agencies in the world. Many other countries seek and receive FDA’s help to promote and monitor the safety of their own products.

For domestic businesses, to do the United States FDA certification is equivalent to a propaganda weight, to prove that their products are certified by the authority, and are safe and reliable.
The main advantages of the FDA for products are as follows:

FDA’s “Recognition” Effect

Obtaining FDA certification, which is recognized as the highest safety standard by the World Health Organization, means that your product will greatly enhance the consumer’s trust in the product, effectively enhance the credibility and brand image of the enterprise, and then urge China enterprises to keep up with international standards.

The “Pass” for the United States Market

Products need to be tested when they pass through customs, especially food, medicine, cosmetics, laser, and other body-contact products. If you don’t have it, you can’t pass it. With FDA certification, you can pass customs inspection, enter the United States market for sale, and be recognized by the local market.

Enhancing the Competitiveness of China Export Enterprises

At present, more and more Chinese enterprises pay enough attention to the United States FDA certification, because these enterprises believe that the products certified by the US FDA are recognized as the safest and most reputable in the world.

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