November 12, 2019 YPB Marketing

Motif Micro passes critical FDA-standard certification

  • New Motif Micro 1 tracer certified by SGS as safe for food contact under US FDA and China rules
  • SGS Certification recognised globally including US FDA
  • Ensures open market access and assists commercial development

Product authentication and consumer engagement solutions provider YPB Group Limited (ASX:YPB) is pleased to advise the passing of a critical milestone in the development of its core Motif Micro technology and a key step towards commercialisation.

YPB’s new smartphone-readable, forensic authentication mark Motif Micro 1 (MM1) has been certified as safe to FDA standards for food contact by the world leading certification company SGS. SGS is a multinational Company headquartered in Geneva Switzerland and is recognised as the world’s leading inspection and certification Company.

SGS tested the overall stability and food safety of inks and plastics infused with MM1 to both US Food and Drug Administration and China standards.

All results certify MM1 to Pass FDA 21CFR177.1520 and GB 4806.7-2016 food contact requirements and therefore are safe and stable for use in food packaging applications. SGS certification is recognized globally, including by the US FDA.

This is a key technical milestone and a critical commercial milestone for the widespread adoption of the MM1 technology. It also sets the foundations for the development of the very high value MM2 technology over 2020.

YPB Group CEO John Houston said: “So far we have serious commercial interest in Motif Micro1 from Australia, Thailand, USA and China where we have the largest security printer as the first adopter of our MM1 technology. Commercial print trials are underway and this SGS certification of the safety of our now core authentication technology eliminates a possible barrier to its commercial success. Brands can confidently employ our authentication solutions in food packaging with this certification as to its safety. This builds on YPB’s previous food-safe physical marker certifications, growing the value of our intellectual property portfolio and demonstrating the expertise, creativity and intellect of our technical team led by Dr Paul Bisso”.


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