Product quality tests for microplastics in sea salt

Our microplastics experts analyse salts for microplastics by using state-of-the-art analytical methods. They also provide salt producers, distributors and the trade with knowledgeable advice on the subject.

Sea salt

Microplastics in food are becoming an ever-greater challenge as our environment becomes increasingly contaminated with these tiny particles, which measure between one micrometre to five millimetres. After having entered the environment, the sea and rivers, plastics decompose there into smaller and smaller particles, and from there, end up in the food we obtain from this environment. This food includes, for example, sea salt, as some studies have shown.

Another entry source of microplastics in food is plastic packaging. Accordingly, other commercially available salts can be affected by such contamination.

Foreign bodies in consumer products can only be detected by the help of sensitive methods. As an independent testing laboratory, WESSLING has the required expertise and equipment to conduct these tests, and thereby reliably supports customers in quality assurance. Our experienced microplastics experts use state-of-the-art thermo- and spectroscopic analysis methods to test these salts.

Your contact person for the topic of microplastics in food

Jens Reiber