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Enforcement of food packaging legislation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9373519     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A survey of the results of the analysis of samples of packaging materials, obtained from the Dutch market during the last 5 years is presented. The diethylether extracts of food contact polymers were analysed by GC-MS according to the Dutch testing system. Lists of the identified constituents in the extracts of polystyrene (PS), polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), polyethylene terephthlate (PET) and polyvinylchloride (PVC) are given. More than 50 constituents were identified in the more than 1000 samples investigated. An estimation of the quantities of the extracted constituents has been made. In PVC the following compounds were present in relatively large quantities (10 times the height of the internal standards): diethylhexyladipate, dinonylphthalate, and other phthalates. However 68% of the extracts contained no peaks higher than the internal standards.
J B van Lierop
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Food additives and contaminants     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0265-203X     ISO Abbreviation:  Food Addit Contam     Publication Date:    1997 Aug-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-12-08     Completed Date:  1997-12-08     Revised Date:  2000-12-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8500474     Medline TA:  Food Addit Contam     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  555-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Food Inspection Service Utrecht, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Food Packaging / legislation & jurisprudence*
Polyethylene Terephthalates / analysis
Polyethylenes / analysis
Polypropylenes / analysis
Polystyrenes / analysis
Polyvinyl Chloride / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Polyethylene Terephthalates; 0/Polyethylenes; 0/Polypropylenes; 0/Polystyrenes; 9002-86-2/Polyvinyl Chloride

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