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Inertness criteria to be met

- Chemical compound (Stainless steel, Aluminium)
- Undesirable elements content (Others metals)

- Lead (< 0,05 %)
- Cadmium (< 0,010%)
- Arsenic (< 0,030%)

- Specific migrations of metallic elements (Coating and miscellaneous)

- Nickel (< 0,5mg/kg of foodstuff)
- Chromium (< 5mg/kg of foodstuff)
- Zinc (< 10 mg/kg of foodstuff)
- Lead (< 4 mg/kg of foodstuff)
- Cadmium (< 0,3 mg/kg of foodstuff)
- Copper

 
Texts applicable to tin

 Decree n°76-492 of 28/05/1976 applying the law from 01/08/1905 on the repression of frauds concerning the trade of tin made articles 

 Tin and tin alloys sheet


Texts applicable to steels

 
Order of 13/01/1976 relating to materials and articles in stainless steel in contact with foodstuffs

 Stainless steel sheet

 Steel and stainless steel with metallic coating sheet (unpackaged)

 Steel and stainless steel with organic coating sheet (unpackaged)

 Steel used for packaging with metallic coating sheet (tinplate)

 Steel used for packaging with organic coating sheet

 Steel sheet (unpackaged

 Non-coated steel for packaging sheet (black plate)


Texts applicable to aluminium

 Order of 27/08/1987 relating to materials and articles made in aluminium or aluminium alloys in contact with foodstuffs, products and drinks

 Aluminium and aluminium alloyssheet :sheet N°1 coated aluminium, single-use, long-duration contact (packaging) 

 Aluminium and aluminium alloys sheet : sheet N°2 coated aluminium, repetitive use, short-duration contacts

 Aluminium and aluminium alloys sheet : sheet n°3 non-coated aluminium, single-use, variable duration contact

 Aluminium and aluminium alloyssheet : sheet n°4 non-coated aluminium, repetitive use, variable duration contact


Texts applicable to cast iron

 
Cast iron sheet

 Cast iron sheet with metallic coating

 Cast iron sheet with organic coating


Texts applicable to zinc

 Zinc sheet


Texts applicable to whitened metals

 
Object in various coated metal (whitened metal) 


Miscellaneous

 Order of 15/11/1945 giving the list of materials suitable for manufacture of measuring instruments and not having ill effect for the public health


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