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Plastic Articles intended to be in contact with foodstuffs

Plastic Articles intended to be in contact with foodstuffs


In general, the permissible limit of migration of extractable matter from plastic is 10 mg/dm2 for the following 4 food stimulants:

Water extractive

3% acetic acid extractive

10% (or 15%) ethanol extractive

Rectified olive oil extractive

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    Please find the information you need in the following website:


    General Regulations for all consumer products

    General Product Safety Directive – A directive on general requirements for all consumer products, including those not govern by a specific directive in Europe

    Cadmium Content – 91/338/EEC (Environmental Protection) – Restriction on Cadmium content especially in The UK, Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland

    General Regulations on Textile Products

    Azo Dye Directive – 2002/61/EEC & 2003/3/EEC– Restriction on Azo Dyes in fabric/leather products

    General requirements on Electrical Products

    RoHS/WEEE – 2002/95/EEC & 2002/96/EEC – Requirements on waste of electrical products

    EMC Directive – 98/336/EEC (2004/108/EEC) – Emission and Immunity requirements on electrical products

    R&TTE Directive – 1999/5/EEC – Requirements on radio-controlled products

    Metal components of products which have prolonged contact with skin

    2004/96/EC – EN 1811/EN 12472 – Requirements on Nickel on metal components of toys which have prolonged contact with skin

    Wooden products

    Formaldehyde: EN 120 or EN 717-3

    PCP Content

    Leather products

    Azo Dye Directive – 2002/61/EEC & 2003/3/EEC – Restriction on Azo Dyes in fabric/leather products

    EN 420 – Chromium (VI) content

    PCP Content

    General restrictions on hazardous chemical substances

    76/769/EEC & 67/548/EEC – Directive listing hazardous chemical substances

    PVC Products

    Restrictions on Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM)

    Packaging Materials

    2005/20/EC & 94/62/EC – Directive on Packaging Materials – Toxic Elements of packaging materials

    ISTA – Pre-shipment Transportation Simulation Specifications

    Products in contact with Food

    Directive on food grade plastic – 2002/72/EEC – Requirements on plastic products in contact with food, such as candy holder, cups, plates…

    Leachable Lead & Cadmium – 84/500/EEC – Requirements on ceramic/enameled ware in contact with food, such as tea set

    set, ceramic vessel (BS 6748/BS 4860/BS 5180 for The UK)

    Products containing Liquid

    Directive on Quality of Water intended for Human Consumption: A reference used to identify the cleanliness of liquid in consumer products


    EN 71-1:2005 Safety of Toys, Mechanical and Physical Properties

    EN 71-2:2006 Safety of Toys, Flammability

    EN 71-3:1994 + A1:2000 Safety of Toys, Migration of Certain Elements

    EN 71-4:1990 + A1:1998 + A2:2003 Safety of Toys, Experimental Sets for Chemistry and Related Activities

    EN 71-5:1993 + A1:2006 Safety of Toys, Chemical Toys (Sets) other than Experimental Sets

    EN 71-6:1994 Graphical Symbols for Age Warning Labelling

    EN 71-7:2002 Fingerpaints – Requirements and Test Methods

    EN 71-8:2003 + A1 Swings, Slides, and similar Activity Toys for Indoor and Outdoor Family Domestic Use

    EN 71-9:2005 Organic Chemical Compounds – Requirements

    EN 71-10:2005 Organic Chemical Compounds – Sample Preparation and Extraction

    EN 71-11:2005 Organic Chemical Compounds – Method of Analysis

    EN 62115: 2005 / EN 50088:1996 + A1:1996 + A2:1997 + A3:2002 Safety of electrical toys

    Phthalate Directive – 2005/84/EEC – Restriction on phthalates in PVC toys

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