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24-01-14Publication

Result of a survey of the DGCCRF on rubbers intended for food contact

Checks of the regulation respect of rubber products intended for contact with foodstuffs were carried out by the DGCCRF in January 2014. They targeted primarily manufacturers , processors, importers, then wholesalers and retailers and finally the food operators and users of these materials. Testing specific ( nitrosamines and antioxidants) and global migration were performed on nipples, pacifiers and other rubber articles by laboratories in Lyon and Bordeaux. The rate of non-compliance related to the ability of materials in contact with foodstuffs is 32.5 %. Exceedances of the regulatory value of global migration were especially noted on gloves.   In addition, the observations on labelling are contrasted and distributors, the agri-food industries users ignore the regulation concerning materials in contact.

The results of the survey are available on this link: Produits en caoutchouc destinés au contact alimentaire

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