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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 and a relevant analytical method 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. This database of substances is in the process to be renewed in 2019.