FDA or LFGB Certified Silicone? 2021-05-19

We once mentioned that quality is one of the most crucial standards to consider when looking for a water bottle supplier (Things to Consider while Looking for Water Bottle Supplier). Other than the body materials, the silicone loop plays an indispensable part in sealing. Many suppliers claim that their silicone loops are certified by FDA or LFGB, but why should we need these certifications? What are the differences between them, and which one should you choose?

Silicone commonly applies to the lids of stainless steel vacuum jug, airpot, and other drinkware to prevent leakage. Due to the silicone will have long-term contact with beverages, it is necessary to test if there is any harmful substance released to the food and if there is any impact on the taste.

LFGB food-grade and FDA food-grade are two main standards for silicone products. Due to the method of the LFGB test is more comprehensive and strict, the expense of the LFGB standard is higher than FDA. But silicone accessories that pass either one of these tests are safe for human use.

Different regions have different standards of silicone products. For example, in the U.S and Australian markets, the minimum standard for silicone products is FDA testing, also known as Food & Drug Administration standard. In terms of the European market, except for France, silicone products should meet the LFGB standard. The French market has a stricter test standard for silicone. Apart from meeting the European Food Contact Regulations – 1935/2004/EC, all the silicone should pass the DGCCRF test according to the local laws and regulations.

The FDA-approved food-grade silicone can withstand temperatures from -80°F to 450°F and is petroleum-free, with no fillers, BPS, and BPA. Silicone ring in this standard is a water-repellant material, and it is capable to resist fungal decay.

The knife and fork logo are food safety symbols, which means the product has passed the inspection of German and other European countries, compliance with regulatory requirements. The LFGB test ensures that silicones do not contain any harmful or toxic substances.

As a drinkware and kitchenware supplier with an experienced sales team and designer team, Golmate will meet all your needs and help you build branded water bottles.

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