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					Test Protocol for

Cutlery (Table cutlery & cutlery for food preparation)
Test Labeling *CA Prop 65 (mandatory in state California) One Time Use Products **Fair Packaging and Labeling Act OR All Other Products **Uniform Packaging and Labeling Regulations **Country of Origin Marking Test Method Intertek Protocol Requirement

Document No: 2005 Prepared by : Priscilla Wong Issue No. : 7 Date of Issue : May 22, 2008 Page 1 of 4 Result

Consent Judgment of related court case based on California Proposition 65 Manufacturer, packer, or distributor’s name & address (city, state & zip) Product Identification Net quantity of contents shall be expressed in terms of weight or mass, measure, numerical count, or combination so as to give accurate information to facilitate consumer comparison.

F.P. & L. Act (16 CFR 500) OR NIST Uniform Laws and Regulations Handbook 130

19 CFR 134.11

Use Labeling

Visual check

Claim Verification

Visual Check

Shall indicate country of origin legibly, permanently, and in comparable size and close proximity to any mention of country other than country in which the article was manufactured or produced. Must be visible at point of purchase. Use/care instructions that are clear and understandable shall be provided in language appropriate to destination countries. Must comply with all claims.

Physical Characteristics Length Measurement Weight Measurement Blade thickness Measurement (in.) Workmanship Visual Inspection Joint Visual inspection Hollow handles Balance of knife Visual inspection Visual inspection

-0,+5% of the claimed value Report the actual Report the actual (-0, +1/16”) Free from cracks, pits and other defects No gap in excess of 0.008 inches (0.2mm) unless this is the design feature Seam joining hollow handles to metal parts must be water tight Handle shall be heavier than the blade Less Than 0.06% By Dry Weight

Chemical Characteristics *Total Lead Content 16 CFR 1303 On Paints And Surface Coating * Extractable FDA CPG 7117.06 + Cadmium & Lead 7117.07 from Interior of Product (For ceramic articles) * GRAS - FDA Stainless Steel FDA Generally Regarded as Safe

Cd: 0.25 ppm (Large Hollowware / Pitchers) 0.5 ppm (Small Hollowware / Cups / Mugs) 0.5 ppm (Flatware) Pb: 1.0 ppm (Large Hollowware) 2.0 ppm (Small Hollowware) 0.5 ppm (Cups / Mugs / Pitchers) 3.0 ppm (Flatware) Shall provide test report or suitable documentation with declaration letter

Technical information and related recommendations listed in this specification are proprietary information of Intertek Testing Services Ltd. Copying is prohibited without permission of Intertek in written document. This specification does not purport to include all the necessary provisions nor address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. Compliance with this specification does not of itself confer immunity from legal obligations.

Test Protocol for

Cutlery (Table cutlery & cutlery for food preparation)
Guidelines (On components with foreseeable food contact only) - Document Review * Food Contact materials – Plastics and Polymeric Coatings which may have contact with food (GRAS) Guidelines

Document No: 2005 Prepared by : Priscilla Wong Issue No. : 7 Date of Issue : May 22, 2008 Page 2 of 4

confirming that the metal material used with food contact meet the FDA GRAS Guidelines. (Document is valid for 1 year)

21 CFR 175 & 177

Shall provide test report or suitable certificate with declaration letter confirming that the plastic material used with food contact meet the FDA requirements as stated in CFR. The correct CFR section reference will be dependent on the identity of the polymer or other material. (Document is valid for 1 year) Actual test will be required with additional charge if the above documents cannot be provided. No color change or visible damage

Performance Characteristics Dishwasher Safe – 10 normal wash with Machine Wash Cascade dishwasher powder Handwash Safe 10 hand wash in using (If claimed to be not domestic detergent dishwasher safe) rubbed with damp cloth gently with warm water (140 °f) Resistance to Immerse 1% salt corrosion solution for 8 hours Hardness of blade Rockwell C measurement Strength of blade 6.6 lbs (30N) force at tip end, perpendicular to the blade for 10 sec 25 lbs tension

No visible damage

No major corrosion Minimum 48 HRC for sharpening knife; Report actual for butter or non sharpening knife No breakage

Firmness of handle attachment Resistance to dropping (with wood, stag horn, wood-plastics, laminated or impregnated wood or plastics handles)

No detachment

36” x 4 drops onto vinyl floor

No visible damage

*Moisture Content (for wood material)

By Oven dry to constant weight

Shall meet the agreed value

Technical information and related recommendations listed in this specification are proprietary information of Intertek Testing Services Ltd. Copying is prohibited without permission of Intertek in written document. This specification does not purport to include all the necessary provisions nor address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. Compliance with this specification does not of itself confer immunity from legal obligations.

Test Protocol for

Cutlery (Table cutlery & cutlery for food preparation)

Document No: 2005 Prepared by : Priscilla Wong Issue No. : 7 Date of Issue : May 22, 2008 Page 3 of 4

* Additional charges Remarks: (a) Additional test may be requested subjected to the review by Intertek upon receipt of the sample. (b) All samples shall be reviewed against the requirements of California Proposition 65 (additional change)

Testing Charge & Sample Size & Turnaround Time Package Price Additional Style Additional charge (subject to client discount) 1. CA Prop 65 2. Total lead content 3. FDA Extractable Cadmium and Lead 4. GRAS – FDA Stainless Steel Guidelines Document Review 5. Food Contact Materials - Plastic ( 21 CFR 175 & 177) 6. Moisture Content Turnaround Time Sample Size USD 154 (Additional samples may be required for tests with additional charge) USD 26 per style Subject to actual sample USD 31 per coating (1g of coating on finished product) USD 64 per result (6 pcs) USD 25 net Subject to actual sample USD 35 7 working days 6 sets

Issue No. 1 2 3 4. 5

Revision date Jul 26,2005 Feb 4,2005 Aug 5,2006 Mar 2, 2007 22 March 2007

Changes Initial release Change Colby to Li Fung 1. Add California proposition 65 2. Change format Change diswash cycles requested by LiFung Reduce bending force to 6.6 lbf (was 10 lbf) in strength of blade test to match ISO 8442-2 - Change dimensional requirements (was 0.5% in length measurement) - Change currency to USD

Prepared by

Approved by

John Ng

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22 Aug 2007

Priscilla Wong

John Ng

Technical information and related recommendations listed in this specification are proprietary information of Intertek Testing Services Ltd. Copying is prohibited without permission of Intertek in written document. This specification does not purport to include all the necessary provisions nor address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. Compliance with this specification does not of itself confer immunity from legal obligations.

Test Protocol for

Cutlery (Table cutlery & cutlery for food preparation)
7 22 May 2008
- Change format of labeling section - Add CA Prop 65 in labeling section - Add requirements for product net

Document No: 2005 Prepared by : Priscilla Wong Issue No. : 7 Date of Issue : May 22, 2008 Page 4 of 4 Priscilla Wong John Ng

quantity
- Add requirements for use labeling

and claim verification
- Add requirements for extractable lead

and cadmium test per FDA 7117.06 & 7117.07 - Add GRAS - FDA Stainless steel guidelines document review - Add requirements for 21 CFR 175 & 177 plastic material for food contact use - Change dish washing cycle from 5 to 10 - Add requirements for handwashing safe - Change Title from Table Cutlery (Tabletop use) to Cutlery (Table cutlery & cutlery for food preparation)

Technical information and related recommendations listed in this specification are proprietary information of Intertek Testing Services Ltd. Copying is prohibited without permission of Intertek in written document. This specification does not purport to include all the necessary provisions nor address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. Compliance with this specification does not of itself confer immunity from legal obligations.


				
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