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Lucideon publishes revised guide

Lucideon as released a revised edition of its publication on the safe use of ceramic and glass ware in contact with food

Lucideon’s Toxic Metal Release from Ceramic and Glass Ware in Contact with Food guide has been updated.

Lucideon, the development and commercialisation organisation (DCO), has released a revised edition of its publication on the safe use of ceramic and glass ware in contact with food.
Functioning as a guide to worldwide regulations and standards, the handbook indexes the rules for over 80 countries and economic areas, listing the relevant test methods and toxic metal migration limits in a simple and concise table.
The guide is primarily a tool to provide a single point of reference for testing facilities and ceramic, glass and enamel ware manufacturers, however, exporters, importers, retailers and glaze or colour producers will also find it an invaluable resource to ensure their products conform to relevant international requirements.
To purchase a copy or for further information, please contact Joanne Dawson, environmental information scientist: +44 (0)1782 764245 or
Did you know…?
Coloured glazes applied to ceramic, glass and enamel ware could contain heavy metals such as lead or cadmium that may be released to varying degrees. The amount of migration from the ware to food is dependent on the: quality of the glaze, temperature at which the ceramic was fired, type of food and duration of product contact. Compliance testing of decorated ceramic and glass ware must be carried out for toxic metals that are used in some colours and glazes. This is done to establish not only safety, but conformity with the legally allowed maximum levels of migration and to ensure continued consumer protection.

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