Tools in contact with food

utensili contatto alimenti

MOCA refers to utensils, i.e. materials and objects intended to come into contact with food:

  • kitchen utensils and tableware
  • containers and vessels
  • food processing machines
  • packaging materials

MOCA are regulated by national and international measures that set out how materials and products should be manufactured in accordance with best practice.

The tests of this sector aims to verify through mechanical tests the conformity of utensils in accordance with laws:

  • Coffee makers in accordance with EN 13248 “Cookware – Coffee makers for domestic use with an independent heat source – Definitions, requirements and test methods”
  • Pressure cookers in accordance with EN 12778 “Cookware – Pressure cookers for domestic use”
  • EN 12983-1 “Cookware – Domestic cookware for domestic use on top of a stove, cooker or hob – General requirements”
  • CEN/TS 12983-2 “Cookware – Domestic cookware for use on top of a stove, cooker or hob – Further general requirements and specific requirements for ceramic, glass and glass ceramic cookware”
  • EN 12983-3 “Domestic cookware for domestic use on top of a stove, cooker or hob – Cookware for use on induction heating sources”
  • Non-stick pans in accordance with NF D 21-511, testing of anti-adhesive coatings with Nord-test (test specifically requested by Consumers Union in Nordic Countries), NT CONS 017 and abrasion and adherence test with BS 7069 including scratch test.
  • Cutlery in accordance with standards EN ISO 8442-1, EN ISO 8442-2, EN ISO 8442-3, EN ISO 8442-4, EN ISO 8442-5, EN ISO 8442-6, EN ISO 8442-7 and EN ISO 8442-8 “Materials and articles in contact with foodstuffs – Cutlery and table holloware”
  • Mechanical dishwashing resistance in accordance with EN 12875 “Mechanical dishwashing resistance of domestic utensils”
  • Ovenware in accordance with EN 13834 “Cookware – Ovenware for use in traditional domestic ovens”
  • Resistance to microwave heating in accordance with EN 15284 “Materials and articles in contact with food stuffs. Test method for the resistance to microwave heating of ceramic, glass, glass-ceramic or plastic cookware”
  • Glass containers in accordance with standards EN 14350 “Child use and care articles – Drinking equipment” UNI 9302 “Determination of impact resistance”, UNI EN ISO 8113 “Resistance to vertical load”, UNI EN ISO 7459 “Thermal shock resistance and thermal shock endurance”, UNI EN ISO 8106 “Determination of capacity by gravimetric method” UNI EN ISO 7458 “Internal pressure resistance”

Which companies is it addressed to

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It is addressed to companies that manufacture materials and products intended to come into contact with foodstuff and that want to test the accordance with regulatory requirements.

Consequent actions

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Testing of utensils in contact with foodstuff allows to verify the mechanical properties of products.

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