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Certification for barbecue charcoal

Document the high-quality standard of barbecue charcoal and barbecue charcoal briquettes with our certification

Consumers are increasingly keen not only to find out what foods come on their barbecue, they also make a conscious choice for inspected barbecue charcoal and barbecue charcoal briquettes. With the DIN-Geprüft mark of conformity, you demonstrably document the quality of your products and show that your barbecue charcoal and barbecue charcoal briquettes meet all health and technical requirements.

We test and certify your barbecue charcoal and barbecue charcoal briquettes according to the European standard DIN EN 1860-2. With positive test results, you obtain the right to use the DIN-Geprüft symbol for your products.

For the recognized mark of quality, DINplus, additional requirements for premium quality are assessed. This mark verifies that your products have a particularly high carbon content and thus an excellent igniting and burning performance, and a low ash content.

You want to document the high quality of your barbecue charcoal and barbecue charcoal briquettes with our quality marks DIN-Geprüft and DINplus? Contact our experts now!

Ensure customer confidence in your barbecue charcoal with the distinction of the DIN-Geprüft and DINplus labels

Increase your customers' confidence in the high-quality standard of your barbecue products. With our neutral quality marks, DIN-Geprüft and DINplus, you ensure a clear differentiation in your competitive environment and provide your customers with decision support and orientation.

Our service for the testing and certification of your barbecue charcoal and barbecue charcoal briquettes

We test your charcoal products according to the European standard DIN EN 1860-2 "Appliances, solid fuels and firelighters for barbecuing - Part 2: Barbecue charcoal and barbecue charcoal briquettes - Requirements and test methods". Quality criteria include:

  • Safe to use on impregnated barbecue charcoal and barbecue charcoal briquettes
  • Exclusion of foreign substances e.g. wood preservatives, paints, pitch, bitumen, glass, slags, rust, metal fragments
  • Consumer information and warnings on the packaging

For the awarding of the quality mark DINplus for premium quality which proves an excellent igniting and burning performance and a low ash content, the following additional tests are conducted according to the certification program:

  • Very low ash content
    Barbecue charcoal: max. 4% (wf)
    Barbecue charcoal briquettes: max. 15% (wf)
  • Extra high carbon content
    Barbecue charcoal: min. 80% (wf)
    Barbecue charcoal briquettes: min. 65% (wf)
  • Labeling of the packaging (checklist with further information)

The testing and certification is performed in the following steps:

  • Initial testing of your products
  • Preparation of the test report
  • Application for certification by submitting the required documents
    (application for certification, current test report and, if applicable, proof of current certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001) and documents in accordance with European legislation on hazard and safety instructions
  • Conformity assessment
  • Issuance of certification with two-year validity after a positive evaluation result
  • Annual self-monitoring by the certificate holder and submission of the test report to DIN CERTCO (information on self-monitoring can be found in the certification program (PDF, 187 KB) under point 6)
  • Monitoring test by DIN CERTCO (performed twice)

Certification of your barbecue charcoal and barbecue charcoal briquettes | TÜV Rheinland/DIN CERTCO

Your independent partner for the certification of your barbecue charcoal

Our experienced experts document the high quality of your product with the testing of your barbecue charcoal and barbecue charcoal briquettes and awarding of the independent quality marks, DIN-Geprüft and DINplus. The award offers your customers a valuable aid to decision-making and is internationally recognized in the fuel industry. Your certificate, with all relevant data and documents, is accessible daily in our database.

Do you have questions to testing and certification of your barbecue charcoal and barbecue charcoal briquettes? Contact our experts today!

The most important questions and answers to the certification of your barbecue charcoal and barbecue charcoal briquettes

Would you like to know more about the testing and certification of your barbecue charcoal and barbecue charcoal briquettes? Below we have compiled the most frequently asked questions and answers for you.

  • 1. What requirements do I have to fulfill for the certification of my products?
    • Your barbecue charcoal and barbecue charcoal briquettes must comply with the requirements of European standard DIN EN 1860-2. For this, your products must be free of foreign substances such as wood preservatives, paints, pitch, bitumen, glass, slags, rust, metal fragments. A definition of allowable levels of carbon, water and ash ensures excellent burning performance.

      For the DINplus quality mark, a particularly low ash content and a high carbon content must also be maintained.

  • 2. What advantages does the certification of my barbecue charcoal and barbecue charcoal briquettes offer me?
      • You document your high quality standard.
      • You provide your customers with an aid to decision-making and orientation in a complex market.
      • You secure a competitive advantage through clear differentiation.

      You can receive more information about the certification of barbecue products and their benefits in our Flyer \"Barbecue Certification\". (PDF, 468 KB)

  • 3. What differences exist between the quality marks DIN-Geprüft and DINplus?
    • In addition to the requirements of DIN EN 1860-2, the premium quality by DINplus requires particularly low ash content and a particularly high carbon content.

  • 4. How much does the certification of my barbecue charcoal cost?
    • The costs of the certification can be viewed at any time in our schedule of fees. (PDF, 98 KB)

  • 5. How long is the certificate valid?
    • The certificate is valid for 2 years. After the validity period, the right of use expires.

      The certificate, and thus the right to use it, can be maintained for a further 2 years beyond this date, provided that an application for renewal with an up-to-date, positive test report is submitted in due time before the expiration of the certification.

  • 6. What should I pay attention to when packaging my products?
    • On the packaging of impregnated and unimpregnated barbecue charcoal and barbecue charcoal briquettes, the following information must be marked legible, permanent and at least in the language (s) of the country where the equipment is sold:

      • Name or registered company trademark of the manufacturer or supplier / distributor
      • Designation as barbecue charcoal or barbecue charcoal briquettes
      • Type designation, if applicable
      • Content, meaning 4 x 1 kg, 1 x 1.4 kg, 2 x LT etc. (for impregnated barbecue charcoal and briquettes) and content in kg (for non-impregnated barbecue charcoal and briquettes and loose impregnated barbecue charcoal and briquettes in bags)
      • Number of the standard DIN EN 1860-2
      • Safety and health related instructions for safe and proper usage
      • Warning: "Attention! Do not use easily flammable liquids, e.g. spirits or gasoline, to ignite or re-ignite!" (for unimpregnated charcoal)
      • Warning: "Caution! After igniting the grill, do not add any other impregnated fuels to the grill". Should be taken literally. (for impregnated charcoal)
      • Specification of the year of manufacture
      • Certification mark "DIN-Geprüft" or " DINplus" and registration number of DIN CERTCO after certification
      • Production facility (distinguishing feature of multiple facilities: this can be one number or many letters).

      What you need to consider with packaging can be reviewed any time in our checklist or found under the point 3.2 “Labeling of the product” in the certification scheme.

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