What is the CFR?

“CFR” stands for Code of Federal Regulations. It is a series of rules established by the United States government that are published in the Federal Register by respective agencies and departments of the Federal Government. There are 50 titles within the CFR covering a wide variety of areas, everything from highways and banking to national defense and public health. Each title has parts and sections. To understand how a specific regulation is written it may be helpful to understand that the title is found to the left of the “CFR”, the part is found to the right of “CFR” and the section or subpart is found to the right of the period. Source: U.S. GPO

  • What are 21 CFR 177 Regulations?

    Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations pertains to Food and Drugs. Part 177 is titled “indirect food additives: polymers”. These regulations cover materials that come in contact with food, and thus are considered an indirect food additive--examples are food storage containers or food packaging materials. Food contact materials used in the United States must comply with 21 CFR 177 regulations.  These call out materials that are acceptable for use by application and material type (Sections 177.1010 – 177.2910).  They also require specific testing (again called out by application and material type).  These are typically tests for identification and extractable content in various solvents.CFR_Example.jpg

  • What are common examples of 21 CFR 177 Regulations?

    Some of the more common food contact test requirements.

  • What is SGS Polymer Solutions' experience with CFR testing?

    Many of our clients are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration therefore we are experienced with testing according to various CFR regulations. We are FDA Registered and ISO 17025 Accredited which speaks to our robust quality system that supports the highly regulated requirements of CFR testing.