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

Christiane Schinor
„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 according to national accreditation bodies under the recognition of EA (European Accredition) 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.

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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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Colour fastness and optical brighteners – new standards bring changes in test requirements for paper

On 1 February 2019, new standards were published for testing the colour fastness of coloured papers (EN 646:2019-02) and optical brightened papers (EN 648:2019-02). This has resulted in changes in laboratory analysis.

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Anna Weßling and Arnold Gehlen run WESSLING Group

Anna Weßling and Arnold Gehlen manage the business of the international WESSLING Holding GmbH & Co. KG.

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