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Food Contact Materials | Monthly bulletin | December 2019

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Eurofins newsflash Food Contact Materials

 

Italy

 

Corrigendum for the list of stainless steel materials

 

On 14th November 2019, the corrigendum of the decree dated 9th May 2019, n.72 was published in the Gazzette Ufficiale (GU Serie Generale n.267).

 

Four items in the list of the authorized substance list for stainless steel food contact materials are amended. As a consequence, the list has been updated as follows:

 

UNI EN 10088-1

AISI/ASTM

UNS

Code

Alphanumeric code

1.4373

X12CrMnNiN 18-9-5

AISI

202

S20200

1.4310   

X10CrNi 18-8   

 AISI  

301

S30100

1.4325   

X9CrNi 18-9 

AISI

302

S30200

1.4305

X8CrNiS 18-9   

AISI

303

S30300

----   

----

AISI

303Se

S30323

1.4301  

X5CrNi 18-10   

AISI

304

S30400

1.4306    

X2CrNi 19-11   

AISI

304L

S30403

1.4307    

X2CrNi 18-9

1.4303  

X4CrNi 18-12   

AISI

305

S30500

----

----

AISI

308

S30800

1.4401

X5CrNiMo 17-12-2

AISI

316

S31600

1.4436

X3CrNiMo 17-13-3

1.4404 

X2CrNiMo 17-12-2

AISI

316L

S31603

1.4432

X2CrNiMo 17-12-3

 

 

AISI

316N

S31651

1.4571

X6CrNiMoTi 17-12-2

ASTM  

Type 316Ti

S31635

1.4541  

X6CrNiTi 18-10

AISI

321

S32100

1.4460

X3CrNiMoN 27-5-2 

AISI

329

S32900

1.4550

X6CrNiNb 18-10  

AISI

347

S34700

1.4006

X12Cr 13     

AISI

410

S41000

---- 

----

AISI

414

S41400

1.4005

X12CrS 13

AISI

416

S41600

1.4021

X20Cr 13

AISI

420

S42000

1.4028

X30Cr 13

1.4031

X39Cr 13

1.4016

X6Cr 17

AISI

430

S43000

1.4105

X6CrMoS 17

AISI 

430F

S43020

1.4057

X17CrNi 16-2

AISI

431

S43100

1.4125

X105CrMo 17

AISI

440C

S44004

1.4542

X5CrNiCuNb 16-4

ASTM

Type 630

S17400

1.4462

X2CrNiMoN 22-5-3

----

----

S31803

1.4590

X2CrNbZr 17

----

----

-----

1.4362

X2CrNiN 23-4

----

----

S32304

 

 

----

----

S32101

1.4510

X3CrTi 17

----

----

----

1.4509

X2CrTiNb 18

----

----

S43940

S43932

1.4521

X2CrMoTi 18-2

AISI

444

S44400

 

 

ASTM

 

S44500

 

 

 

 

S82441

 

 

AISI

440A

S44002

1.4876

X10NiCrAlTi 32-21

ASTM

Type 800

N08800

1.4526

X6CrMoNb17-1

ASTM

Type 436

S43600

1.4598

 

----

----

-----

1.4611

X2CrTi 21

----

----

-----

1.4613

X2CrTi 24

----

----

-----

1.4618

X9CrMnNiCu 17-8-5-2

----

----

-----

1.4547

X1CrNiMoCuN20-18-7

 

 

S31254

----

----

-----

----

S82031

----

----

-----

----

S82012

----

----

-----

----

S31655

 

Europe

 

Regulatory updates

 

Find below a summary table with recent regulation proposals notified to the European Commission (Non-exhaustive):

 

Notification number

Countries

Title

2019/544/D

Germany

First Act amending the Packaging Act

 

The regulation prohibits final distributors from marketing certain plastic carrier bags, with or without handles. The prohibition covers plastic carrier bags with a wall thickness of less than 50 micrometres which are intended to be filled with goods at the point of sale

2019/542/LV

Latvia

Draft law on amendments to the Packaging Law

The aim is to introduce a mandatory unified deposit system for reusable and single-use beverage packaging in order to:

  • reduce pollution of forests, areas surrounding bodies of water and roadsides
  • ensure the conservation of natural resources by recycling plastic, glass and metal beverage packaging as secondary raw materials
  • encourage and support citizens’ involvement in packaging management by providing an economic incentive for separate collection of packaging waste
  • promote and ensure the management of packaging waste in accordance with the requirements of Directive 94/62/EC

2019/520/DK

Denmark

Order on food contact materials and on provisions for penalties for breaches of related EU legislation

 

The aim is to ban the placement on the market of food contact material made of cardboard and paper if perfluoroalky and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been used

 

EFSA scientific outputs and supporting publications

 

Find below a summary table with recent safety assessments and technical reports published in the EFSA journal (Non-exhaustive):

 

Date

Title

24-10-2019

Safety assessment of the process V & T Trade, based on Starlinger Decon technology, used to recycle post‐consumer PET into food contact materials

24-10-2019

Safety assessment of the process Sharpak Bridgewater, based on Starlinger Decon technology, used to recycle post‐consumer PET into food contact materials

24-10-2019

Safety assessment of the process Ferrarelle, based on Starlinger Decon technology, used to recycle post‐consumer PET into food contact materials

24-10-2019

Safety assessment of the process PETman, based on Starlinger Decon technology, used to recycle post‐consumer PET into food contact materials

24-10-2019

Safety assessment of the process Veripack Embalajes, based on Starlinger Decon technology, used to recycle post‐consumer PET into food contact materials

24-10-2019

Safety assessment of the process Reco‐Kavala, based on Starlinger Decon technology, used to recycle post‐consumer PET into food contact materials

24-10-2019

Safety assessment of the process Pinaform, based on Starlinger Decon technology, used to recycle post‐consumer PET into food contact materials

24-10-2019

Safety assessment of the process Poly Recycling, based on recoSTAR PET FG technology, used to recycle post‐consumer PET into food contact materials

24-10-2019

Safety assessment of the process Marcato, based on Starlinger Decon technology, used to recycle post‐consumer PET into food contact materials

29-10-2119

Safety assessment of the process ‘POLY RECYCLING PET DIRECT IV+’, used to recycle post‐consumer PET into food contact materials

11-11-2019

Testing the study appraisal methodology from the 2017 Bisphenol A (BPA) hazard assessment protocol

 

Technical publications

 

Find below a summary table with some recent technical publications on food contact materials (non-exhaustive):

 

Date

Countries

Entity

Title

16-10-2019

France

ANSES

Avoid replacing bisphenol A by bisphenol B

 

The results of an assessment of the endocrine-disrupting properties of bisphenol B (BPB)

17-09-2019

Germany

BfR

Polyamide Kitchen Utensils: Keep contact with hot food as brief as possible BfR Opinion No. 036/2019

21-08-2019

Germany

BfR

New health-based guidance values for the industrial chemicals PFOS and PFOA BfR opinion No 032/2019

 

Standards updates

 

Find below a summary table with some recent standards updates and upcoming dates of withdrawal (non-exhaustive):

 

(*) Date of withdrawal: latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn.

 

CEN

Reference

Title

Date of Withdrawal

 (*)

Supersedes

EN ISO 12821:2019

Glass packaging - 26 H 180 crown finish - Dimensions (ISO 12821:2019)

2020-04-30

EN ISO 12821:2015

 

US

 

Validated method for PFAS

 

On 31st October 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a news about the availability a scientifically validated method for testing for 16 types of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in a variety of food groups.

 

For more information click here.

 

Product Recalls / Alerts

 

Below you will find a monthly summary of product recalls and alerts in Europe (Source “RASFF”) and in the US (Source “CPSC”).

 

Europe

 

RASFF (European Commission Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed - Alerts reported by EU national authorities).

 

The following 20 alerts regarding Food Contact Materials have been reported from 21st October to 20th November of 2019.

 

Product

Substance / Hazard

Steel strainers

steel AISI 201

Details

Bamboo cups for kids

migration of melamine (6.6 mg/kg - ppm)

Details

Nylon skimmer

migration of primary aromatic amines (aniline: 0.072; 4,4'MDA: >0.1 mg/kg - ppm)

Details

Barbecue grill for fish

migration of nickel (1.2 mg/l)

Details

Enamel container lids

migration of aluminium (0.63 mg/l)

Details

Soup ladle

migration of cyclic oligomers (5.4; 5.9 mg/item and 13.9; 16.5 mg/kg food)

Details

Steel grill spits

migration of nickel (1.2 mg/kg - ppm)

Details

 Grills and dripping pans

migration of nickel (0.5 mg/kg - ppm)

Details

Grills and dripping pans

migration of nickel (0.5 mg/kg - ppm)

Details

Oven grills and dripping pans

migration of nickel (1 mg/kg - ppm)

Details

Oven grills and dripping pans

migration of nickel (0.3 mg/kg - ppm)

Details

Oven grills and dripping pans

migration of nickel (0.5 mg/kg - ppm)

Details

Oven grills and dripping pans

migration of nickel (0.5 mg/kg - ppm)

Details

Oven grills and dripping pans

migration of nickel (0.5 mg/kg - ppm)

Details

Coffee press

migration of lead (1 mg/dm²) and of nickel (13 mg/dm²)

Details

Bamboo tableware set for children

migration of formaldehyde (22.5 mg/kg - ppm) and of melamine (5.1 mg/kg - ppm)

Details

Bamboo tableware set for children

migration of melamine (3.9 mg/kg - ppm)

Details

Bamboo fiber cups for kids

migration of melamine (10.3 mg/kg - ppm)

Details

Bowls

migration of aluminium (0.621; 0.635 mg/l)

Details

Polyamide spatula

migration of primary aromatic amines (MDA 29 µg/kg - ppb)

Details

 

US

 

From 21st October to 20th November 2019, the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) has published the following recalls: 1 recall regarding Food Contact Materials.

 

Type of Risk

Number of alerts

Notes

Burn and laceration hazards

1

Ceramic Mugs: It can crack or break when used