Three groups of
substances are regulated individually in
specific directives, i.e. vinyl chloride
monomer in plastics, nitrosamines in rubber
teats and soothers and BADGE, BFDGE and NOGE
in plastics and coatings.
Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM) ...
in food contact materials and articles
is regulated by
Directive 78/142/EEC. To ensure a safe
product, the residual content of VCM in the
finished material or article is limited to
1mg/kg. Furthermore, VCM should not be
detectable in foodstuffs.
Directives 80/766/EEC and
give methods of analysis for VCM in the
finished product and in foodstuffs.
in rubber teats and soothers are
Directive 93/11/EEC, which establishes
specific migration limits for these
substances and their derivatives.
in plastics, coatings and adhesives
BADGE, BFDGE & NOGE are regulated by
Regulation (EC) 1895/2005. For BADGE and
its partially hydrolyzed products, specific
migration limit have been set at 9 mg/kg. For
the chlorohydrins of BADGE the limit has been
set at 1 mg/kg. Moreover, the Regulation
prohibits the use BFDGE and NOGE as from 1st
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