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Non-targeted multi-component analytical surveillance of plastic food contact materials: Identification of substances not included in EU positive lists and their risk assessment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16227185     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A procedure used by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority for surveillance of contaminants from plastic food contact materials (polyolefin drinking bottles, water boilers, polyamide cooking utensils and plastic multi-layer materials) is described. It is based on gas chromatographic-mass spectrometric (GC/MS) analysis of food simulants exposed to plastic materials. Most migrants were substances not-intentionally added to the plastic (degradation products, impurities) or originated from non-plastic components, such as printing inks, adhesives, not-listed additives, solvents and coatings. Hence, the majority of the identified migrants were regulated by the general statements in the EU Framework Regulation, which neither specify limits nor requirements regarding risk assessment, rather than by specific migration controls. Risk assessment has been carried out for selected non-authorized substances. The analysis and the management of these substances and materials with respect to safety represents a challenge to the food authorities.
Ingun Skjevrak; Cato Brede; Inger-Lise Steffensen; Arne Mikalsen; Jan Alexander; Per Fjeldal; Hallgeir Herikstad
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Food additives and contaminants     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0265-203X     ISO Abbreviation:  Food Addit Contam     Publication Date:  2005 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-17     Completed Date:  2006-02-09     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8500474     Medline TA:  Food Addit Contam     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1012-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet), Sandnes, Norway.
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MeSH Terms
Aniline Compounds / analysis
Carcinogens, Environmental / analysis
Cooking and Eating Utensils
Cyclohexanones / analysis
Environmental Exposure / adverse effects
European Union
Food Contamination*
Food Packaging*
Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry / methods
Household Articles
Nylons / analysis
Phenols / analysis
Polyenes / analysis
Risk Assessment / methods
Sulfonamides / analysis
Toluene / analogs & derivatives,  analysis
Water / chemistry
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Aniline Compounds; 0/Carcinogens, Environmental; 0/Cyclohexanones; 0/Nylons; 0/Phenols; 0/Plastics; 0/Polyenes; 0/Sulfonamides; 108-88-3/Toluene; 62-53-3/aniline; 7732-18-5/Water; 78-59-1/isophorone; 80-39-7/N-ethyl-4-toluenesulfonamide; 83136-87-2/PL 732; 96-76-4/2,4-di-tert-butylphenol

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