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Inertness Criteria to be met

- Substances used to produce the material authorised by the positive lists (monomers, additives including dyestuffs)
- Global migration limit (10 mg/dm² of material or 60 mg/kg of foodstuff)
- Specific migration limit of monomers and additives (in mg/kg of foodstuff)
- Nature et inertia of degradation products combined with the ionising treatment
- Migration of volatile compounds

- Absence of organoleptic properties deterioration (material and foodstuff)

Applicable texts

 Order of 12/08/1986 relating to ionising radiation treatment of materials and articles in contact or intended to come into contact with foodstuffs, products and drinks (order amending:order of 23/06/2006)

 Information notice N°224 of 17/12/1999 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs and treated through ionising radiations

 Opinion of AFSSA relating to constituing of assessments files of safety risk related to the use of plastic materials treated by ionising radiation and intended to come into contact with foodstuffs

 Opinion of AFSSA of 26 September 2007 relating to the use of plastic materials and articles irradiated at doses less than or equal to 10 kGy and intended to come into contact with foodstuffs,products and drinks: Recommendations

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