Sidwell Consulting and Analytical Services Limited provides specialist support to Industry on food contact materials, particularly with respect to compliance testing, compositional analysis, potential extractable substances and failure studies
Principal John A. Sidwell BSc, CChem, FRSC
EU compliance testing of plastics, elastomers and coatings etc.to Regulation No.10, 2011 and Regulation EC 1935/2004
Advice on potential extractables
Detailed analysis and characterisation of materials, additives and degradation products
Utilising mathematical modelling to predict migration
Preparation of EU Food Contact "Declaration of Compliance Statements" for the supply chain
Submission of European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) petitions and US FDA food contact material notifications (FCN's) for new substances
Examination of material failures
To provide a first class personal service built on knowledge and customer care. Our client base is international and comprises many leading companies in Europe, the USA and Asia.
The company can be contacted by sending an e-mail to , by telephone +44 (0)1743 364560 or by using the Contact Us form.
The company was set up in 2009 by John Sidwell. Its main activities relate to food contact and related materials including regulatory compliance, compositional studies and extractable substances. Prior to setting up the consultancy, John Sidwell was Principal Consultant Food Contact Materials at Smithers Rapra and Technical Manager - Polymer Analysis.