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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
Food contact material reference substances database
The EURL-FCM hosts the "Reference collection for monomers and additives". The background of this collection is that each applicant for the evaluation of a substance is requested in the Guidance document on the submission of a dossier on a substance to be used in food contact materials for evaluation by EFSA to submit a physical sample of 250 g to the JRC. Upon request aliquots of this sample can be made available for research purposes at no charge.
This collection is accompanied by a database of substances which contains searchable identification, characterisation and specification information on substances including substance name, alternative name, URN, CAS or PM number, migration method and analytical technique.
Started in 1996, it now includes more than 500 entries. Consult the Reference substances database. The database will open in a new window and you'll navigate a different section of the IHCP web site.