Further commodities

Commodities must have special characteristics so that they meet the requirements of consumer protection. With our experts' analysis, consulting and expert reports, we at WESSLING ensure that manufacturers are able to launch their products onto the market in conformity with the legislation.

Commodities prior to the WESSLING analysis process

Not every product that is used in the household is a commodity. They are defined in the food and commodities law. According to Section 2 (6) of the German Food and Feed Code (LFGB), they particularly include products which come into contact with the human body, cosmetic packaging, toys or also care products in addition to objects that come into contact with food.

The WESSLING experts support you, the producer, with precise analysis, competent consulting and expert services so that the commodities you manufacture are safe and do not endanger the health of consumers. We are highly familiar with the legal requirements.

Your contact on the topic of commodity safety

„What thrills me about WESSLING: my colleagues and I analyse the entire range of commodities, from babies' dummies to spatulas. This enables us to ensure safety in all areas of daily life. “

Product safety for consumers

WESSLING tests the quality of commodities with body contact
WESSLING tests the quality of commodities with body contact

WESSLING offers bespoke analysis and consulting services for the specific requirements of each product. Our product safety experts distinguish between four significant groups of commodities or consumer-oriented products:

  • Objects that come into contact with food
  • Objects that come into contact with the human body
  • Toys, joke articles
  • Household chemicals


Analysis and expert services for commodities

Out experts perform specific analyses, e.g. test chamber investigations, tests for sweat and saliva fastness, for toxins or SVHC (REACh) so that you, the manufacturer, can launch your certified products onto the market safely.

The laboratories of the WESSLING Group are accredited* and comply with the international standard EN ISO/IEC 17025.

We are also happy to deliver the required translation of our reports, depending on which documents you require to meet official regulations.

Our experts also ensure that you produce in conformity with the regulations, starting with raw materials. Our product safety specialists prepare expert reports, conformity evaluations, test concepts and official cross checks as required. They base these on the European framework legislation and the German Food and Feed Code (LFGB), which ensures the protection of consumers from fraudulent misrepresentation.

Testing laboratory accredited by DAkkS according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018. The accreditation only applies to the scope of accreditation listed in the certificate attachment [D-PL-14162-01-00].

Compostable paper packaging


Compostability and biodegradability of products

As one of the first laboratories in France at all WESSLING France has its own laboratory that deal exclusively with the compostability and biodegradability of products. Here, analysis and documentation is carried out completely digitally, using only the most modern instruments. Our experts test food packaging made of paper, with or without plastic or paraffin paper windows. Other product groups such as cutlery, bags or mulch film will follow shortly.

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Proof of above-average safety and quality standards

The WESSLING test seal

The WESSLING seal is a quality and test seal proving that products have been tested for quality, safety and non-toxicity – consumers can rely on the information provided by manufacturers.

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Analysis and consulting

Food contact materials

Quality assurance for your products: WESSLING supports you by creating test plans and performing internationally recognised conformity tests.

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Analysis of food packaging for coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)

Studies have shown that the corona virus can survive for several days on steel and glass at low temperatures. It is therefore urgently necessary to review the effectiveness of hygiene measures in companies, especially if they are proceeding food.

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frozen vegetables

Chlorate residues in food

WESSLING monitors compliance with the limit values of chlorate in plant and animal food products. By using chlorinated water in the various stages of food production, chlorate can be absorbed into vegetables and fruit.

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