Food Contact Materials
In the European Union, food contact materials are governed by Regulation (EC) no. 1935/2004, which lays down the general principles for all materials that may come into contact with foodstuffs.
This Directive contains two distinct positive lists of all the monomers and additives suitable for food contact; it establishes an overall migration limit (OML) for substances composing the material that may come into contact with foodstuffs and that are released by the product into the food (which may depend on the temperature of use) of 60mg/kg, and for some substances lays down even stricter specific migration limits (SML).
The formulations used by Stone Italiana are specifically designed for food contact and make use only of the substances contained on the positive lists mentioned above. The company, boosted by the UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 certification awarded to its Quality Management System, ensures that the production processes are managed and monitored in compliance with criteria that guarantee that the objectives declared regarding the food safety of the surfaces (OML under the permitted levels) are constantly attained and that the principle of traceability is adhered to. Therefore this type of product follows a production procedure dedicated to guaranteeing top standards of quality, with strict monitoring and tests carried out throughout the process.