EU regulation 2023/1442 has just amended EU regulation 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs.
It modifies the SMLs (Specific Migration Limits) for the following 5 phthalates:
DBP and DEHP can be used as plasticizers in reusable materials and objects in contact with non-fatty foodstuffs.
BBP, DiNP and DiDP may be used as plasticizers in reusable materials and articles and as plasticizers in single-use materials and articles in contact with non-fatty foodstuffs, with the exception of infant formula and follow-on formula.
The SMLs of these 5 phthalates were reduced.
DBP SML increased from 0.3 mg/kg to 0.12 mg/kg.
The SML for DEHP is reduced from 1.5 mg/kg to 0.6 mg/kg.
BBP‘s SML is reduced from 30 mg/kg to 6 mg/kg.
The SML for the sum of DiNP and DiDP rises from 9 mg/kg to 1.8 mg/kg.
Plastic materials and articles complying with the provisions of regulation (EU) no. 10/2011 applicable before 01/08/23, and placed on the market for the first time before 01/02/2025, may remain on the market until stocks are exhausted.
The regulations come into force on August 1, 2023.
Please note that Phytocontrol laboratory offers analysis of these phthalates under COFRAC accreditation. You can consult our COFRAC technical appendix N°1-1904 available in your customer area or on the COFRAC website.
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