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At Euro Ceramica, the safety and well-being of our customers are paramount. That's why we recently took the initiative to submit one of our products for rigorous toxin testing at SGS, a globally recognized leader in inspection, verification, testing, and certification services. We wanted to ensure that our products exceeded the highest safety standards set by regulatory rules set by the FDA and California Proposition 65.

The Toxin Testing Results

The results of the testing are in, and we're proud to announce that our product has passed with flying colors. The internal composition revealed levels of less than 0.050 mcg/ml of lead and less than 0.020 mcg/ml of cadmium. To put this into perspective, both of these levels are well below the permissible limits set by the FDA and California Proposition 65. The FDA permits up to 3 mcg/ml of lead and up to 0.5 mcg/ml of cadmium. California Proposition 65 permits up to 0.226 mcg/ml of lead and up to 1.853 mcg/ml of cadmium.

Furthermore, the external surface wipe test showed no detections of lead or cadmium whatsoever. This means that our products are perfectly safe for eating on and using in a variety of contexts.


Pictured Above: The Duomo Collection

What It Means to Be Labelled "Non-Toxic"

It's important to note that while our products are non-toxic, this doesn't mean they are completely free of lead or cadmium, which is why we don’t advertise as being completely lead-free or cadmium-free. These elements are naturally occurring in the earth’s crust, and as our products are made of stoneware, which is directly derived from the earth, trace amounts can be present internally.

Shop Smart, Shop Safe

To account for this in both our dinnerware collections and any others in the industry that are made of naturally derived ingredients, we encourage consumers to replace any chipped or broken dinnerware pieces promptly. By doing so, you can ensure the continued safety of your culinary experience.

When shopping for kitchenware, we also recommend prioritizing durability to minimize the need for replacements in the first place. For example, when considering products made from stoneware and earthenware, it is better to select stoneware for items that will be used daily. Stoneware is inherently more durable than earthenware due to its higher firing temperature during production, resulting in a denser and stronger material. Earthenware, which is notably lighter than stoneware, is better suited for serving dishes that are used less frequently to make passing dishes around the table easier.

Similarly, when shopping for porcelain, it’s worthwhile to specifically purchase bone china products, which offer superior strength compared to regular porcelain, due to the bone ash ingredient making the end result less brittle. You can identify a high-quality piece of bone china by holding it up to a light source and seeing if some light comes through! Bone china is more translucent than regular porcelain.

Featured in the reel above is our high-quality bone china collection: Lafayette Street.

At Euro Ceramica, your safety and satisfaction are our top priorities. With our commitment to quality, rigorous testing, and ongoing education, we strive to provide you with the best possible dining experience while ensuring your peace of mind. Thank you for trusting us to be a part of your home.

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