Extractables Testing

21 CFR 177.2600

Rubber products that are intended for repeated use in contact with aqueous or fatty food must be tested in accordance with 21 CFR 177.2600 to ensure that they do not contain harmful substances that could potentially leach into the food.


Testing Details:

  • The rubber is subjected to two extractions, one with distilled water and one with n-hexane.
  • The total extracts need to be below the thresholds outlined in 21 CFR 177.2600 in order for the rubber to be considered safe for use.
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