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REPUBLlC OF FRANCE. NATIONAL LABORATORY OF TESTS

Vesconite was granted approval for short term food contact in terms of the European Union regulations. An English translation of the text of the original test results and certificate is provided below.

A scanned copy of the original report is available below.


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REPUBLlC OF FRANCE  
NATIONAL TEST LABORATORY
Public establishment
with INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL CHARACTER
Law 78-23 of 10 January 1978
 

File No 008.0355 - Code document DEMB/1 - Page 1/3

Test report
 
Applicant: MARLIN INTERNATIONAL
16-18 RUE DE LA FOLIE-MERICOURT
75011 PARIS
Date of request: 07 AUGUST 1990
Subject: Test for Food Compatibility
Reference documents: Project methodology
EEC Directive of the 18.10.82
EEC Directive of the 19.12.85
EEC Directive of the 23.02.90
Identification of sample: A PLATE OF VESCONITE

 


 

 

The reproduction of this report of tests is authorized only by means of a complete photographic facsimile; the report comprises 3 pages, without appendices.

The results described are applicable only to the sample, the product or the material tested by the Laboratory, and as defined in the present document.


File No 008.0355 - Code document DEMB/1 - Page 2/3

 

1) IDENTIFICATION :

The applicant forwarded for test a plate of Vesconite intended to come into short term contact (dynamic contact) with solid or liquid foodstuffs.

 

2) TESTS CARRIED OUT :

We carried out the tests of food compatibility according to the French regulations and European directives on materials intended to come into contact with foodstuffs.

- Tests of total migration :

* Reference documents :

  • Project of method worked out by the General Commission of Unification of the Methods of Analyses (Ministry for the Economy, Finances and the Budget, Directorate-General of Competition, the Commission and the Repression of Frauds)
     
  • Directive of the EEC of 18 October 1982 (Official Journal of the European Community of 23/10/82 No L297).
     
  • Directive of the EEC of 19 December 1985 (Official Journal of the European Community of 31/12/85 No L372).
     
  • Directive of the EEC of 23 February 1990 (Official Journal of the European Community of 21/03/90 No L75).

 

* Conditions of the test :

  • liquid simulators used :
     
    Aqueous tests : distilled water  
      acetic acid 3 %  
      ethanol 15 %  
    Fatty test : sunflower oil  

     

  • Temperature and time of contact:
     
    Aqueous tests : 2 hours at 40C  
    Fatty test : 2 hours at 40C  

File No 008.0355 - Code document DEMB/1 - Page 3/3

3) RESULTS :

 

Average total migration for 2 tests in mg/dm2

Aqueous test

Fatty test

water

acid

alcohol

oil

Reference VESCONITE

0,4

0,7

0,5

0,1

 

4) CONCLUSION :

The results obtained are lower than the maximum limit for authorized migration which is 10 mg/dm2 with an analytical tolerance of 1 mg/dm2 for the aqueous tests and 3 mg/dm2 for the fatty test.

  • The material can be put in contact with the foodstuffs under the conditions for which it is planned, provided its composition is in conformity with the regulation (see booklet 1227 of the Official Journal).

 

The tests were carried out by

the DEPARTMENT OF PACKING AND CONDITIONING

 

Trappes, 24 August 1990

 

Head of Department    Person in charge of Tests
     
Michel VEAUX    Pierrick CAMUS

Director General

Director of Technology

 

C ROUSSELLE

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