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Inertness criteria


- Substances used to produce the materials authorized in the positive lists (monomers, additives including dyestuff)
- Volatile organic materials less than 0,5 %
- Global migration less than 10 mg/dm² or 60 mg/kg of foodstuff
- Specific migrations less than the Specific Migration Limit:

- Aromatic amines (< 1 mg/kg of foodstuff)
- Formaldehyde (< 3 mg/kg of foodstuff)
- Nitrosamines (< 1 µg/dm² of material or < 0,01 mg/kg of nipple or lollipop)
- N-Nitrosatable substances (< 10 µg/dm² of material or 0,1 mg/kg of nipple or lollipop)
- Zinc (< 10 mg/kg of foodstuff)
- Other materials (see the positive list)

- No positive réaction to the test of the peroxides from the European pharmacopoeia 


Applicable texts

Teats and soothers

 Commission directive 93/11/CEE of 15/03/1993 concerning the release of N-nitrosamines and N-nitrosables substances from the elastomer or rubber teats and soothers

Materials coming into contact with foodstuff

 Order of 09/11/1994 relating to rubber materials and articles intended to be in contact with foodstuffs, products and drinks (order amending:order of 09/08/2005 and order of 19/12/2006)

 Information notice n°2004-64 of 06/05/2004 on materials in contact with foodstuff

 Rubber Sheet

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