PLEXIGLAS® is suitable for use with food
Shopping for unpackaged food is becoming ever more popular. Transparent PLEXIGLAS® is suitable for use in dispensers and food displays.
When plastics are used in applications that involve contact with food, they must be food safe and thus pose no risks to health. This means that they must not contain any toxic or other substances of concern that could migrate into solid or liquid foods. Equally, plastics may not influence the smell or taste of the food. This applies to packaging and containers, kitchen utensils, cutlery, dishes and drinking bottles as well as coffeemakers and other devices in which foods are processed.
Conversely, plastics should not become damaged or discolored when coming into contact with food, for example by being acid-resistant.
Which PLEXIGLAS® is suitable for use with food?
All transparent, colorless PLEXIGLAS® sheets which were tested for this purpose fulfill the respective requirements specified by the EU and the FDA regulations in the USA which govern contact with foods.
Suitability certificates and other certificates permitting contact with foods have been issued for many PLEXIGLAS® sheets, pipes and even some glues. This is one reason why the brand acrylic glass from Röhm GmbH is such a popular material for goods dispensers and food counters in retail.