Sichere Qualität

Email ist ein außergewöhnlicher Werkstoff. Außergewöhnlich sind Emaillierungen sowohl in der äußeren Erscheinung als auch in den Eigenschaften. Deshalb müssen emaillierte Produkte sorgfältig hergestellt werden.

Daher hat es sich die European Enamel Authority (EEA) zur Aufgabe gemacht, unter den Mitgliedsverbänden abgestimmte „Quality Requirements“ (Qualitätsanforderungen) zu entwickeln, zu pflegen und auch zu überprüfen.

In diesem Zusammenhang ist auch die neu erschienene „EEA Guideline 1001: Migration from enamelled articlesmade for food contact - Method of test and permissible limits“ zu nennen. Diese Richtlinie ist ausschließlich in englischer Sprache verfügbar. Im folgenden finden Sie eine kurze Beschreibung dieser Broschüre (ebenfalls in englischer Sprache). Die Broschüre können Sie in unserem Downloadbereich kostenfrei herunterladen.

EEA Guideline 1001 : Migration from enamelled articles made for food contact – Method of test and permissible limits


Producers of porcelain enamelled articles, testing institutes and national reference labs have no clear references on how to test porcelain enamelled surfaces for food contact compliancy after regulation 1935/2004/EC. Porcelain enamels do not fit in any of the 17 FCM groups mentioned in annex I of the Framework Regulation (EC) N°1935/2004. The group 3, Ceramics, is very similar to Porcelain Enamels, and for this group the European Directive 84/500/EEC of October 1984 is used for testing food contact compliancy. Although that Porcelain enameled articles are also not described in the scope of this directive, This directive is used by most institutes and national reference labs for testing porcelain enamel. In some countries, for example Austria, the porcelain enameled articles are even mentioned in the scope of the national adoption of the directive for ceramics.

But during last years, a lot of testing institutes do not longer accept to test migration of cook ware at room temperature, and want to perform the test at elevated temperatures. Because of the fact that the regulation 10/2011/EC for plastics, contains a testing method for contact with acidic food (pH

From EEA, we believe that the migration of metal-ions from enamelled articles requires effective means of control to ensure the protection of the population against possible hazards arising from the use of improperly formulated, applied and fired enamels and/or inorganic decorations on the food contact surfaces of enamelled articles used for the preparation of foodstuffs. The European Enamel Authority has for this reason, written following testing method and permissible limits : EEA-Guideline 1001 „Migration from enamelled articles made for food contact – Method of test and permissible limits“.