In this article from Issue 15 of the Analytix Reporter reports new product additions for compounds with specific migration limits (SML) listed in EC 10/2011 are specifically mentioned and displayed by FCM No.
Food contact materials (FCMs) are defined as packaging materials or other articles intended to come into contact with food during production, processing, storage, or consumption. They can be made from a wide range of materials, including plastic, metal, glass, paper, cardboard, or ceramics.
Food contact materials and food packaging materials, in particular, play an important role in protecting food from microbial contamination, facilitating storage and prolonging the shelf life of food, and thus contributing to reducing food waste. However, chemical components
can migrate from FCMs into a food product and potentially cause harm to consumers, which is why food contact materials underlie specific regulations in most regions of the world.
For the European Union, plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food are regulated by EC regulation 10/2011. It includes a comprehensive list of authorized substances that are allowed to be used in the manufacturing of plastic food contact materials and sets overall migration limits (OMLs) as well as specific migration limits (SMLs) for a considerable number of the listed substances.
A large range of analytical standards and certified reference materials for regulated FCM substances can be found at SigmaAldrich.com/fcm.
Table 1, within the article, shows the most recent additions sorted by “FCM number” as listed in the positive list of regulation 10/2011. A comprehensive range of reference materials for EC 10/2011 can be viewed at SigmaAldrich.com/EC10_2011.
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