STC can help our clients comply with food-grade safety requirements. We perform tests according to national and international standards including US, EU, Japan and China etc. Besides mandatory food-grade safety testing, we also provide testing services to verify manufacturers' claims on product.

STC is the first and only laboratory approved by LUCIDEON in Hong Kong. As a close partner of LUCIDEON (a world’s leading specialist in ceramic, glass testing and research), STC specializes in ceramic tableware testing. With the experience in tablewares testing, STC can help our clients to find out the root causes of quality issues and improve product’s quality.

Besides ceramicwares testing, we can provide a wide range of kitchenwares and cutlery testing services.


  • Metal Release
    • EU – 84/500/EC & 2005/31/EC
    • US – FDA 7117.05 & 7117.06
    • Other National Standards
  • Thermal Shock (BS EN 1183 / ASTM C554)
  • Microwave Safe (BS EN 15284 / ASTM C1607-12)
  • Dishwasher Safe (BS EN 12875)
  • Metal Marking


  • Annealing and Temper Number
  • Thermal shock

Plastic Wares

  • Food Grade Safe Test
  • FDA (21 CFR 170 – 190)
  • EU 10/2011 (Overall migration and Specific migration tests)
  • Japan (Japan Food Sanitation Law)
  • BS EN 14372 : Child use and care articles. Cutlery and feeding utensils. Safety requirements and tests

Cookware (BS EN 12983)

  • Fatigue Resistance
  • Thermal Hazard
  • Heat Resistance
  • Torque resistance
  • Bending Strength
  • Pencil Hardness test for coating


  • ISO 8442 Part 1: Requirements for cutlery for the preparation of food
  • ISO 8442 Part 2 : Requirements for stainless steel and silver-plated cutlery
  • BS 5577: Specification for table cutlery with non-metallic handles


  • BS EN 13834:2007 : Ovenware
  • BS 3193 : Specification for thermally toughened glass panels for use in domestic appliance
  • BS EN 12546 : Materials and articles in contact with foodstuffs – Insulated containers for domestic use


Food Contact Materials: Compliance Solutions