Specific migration testing – formaldehyde
Specific migration of formaldehyde [CAS 50-00-0; Ref No 17260/54880; FCM 98] from a plastic food contact material. The compound is listed under FCM 98 in Annex I of European Regulation No 2011/10.
Formaldehyde is grouped with FCM 196 and FCM 344 (Group 15), which together have an SML of 15 mg/kg (expressed as formaldehyde).
- Suitable sample matrices
- All plastic food contact materials (FCM)
- Required sample quantity
- Articles of volume <250 mL: 8 pieces. Articles of volume >250 mL: 4 pieces. Film 2xA4 size sheets. Other materials materials 3 dm2.
- Typical turnaround time
- 4 weeks after receiving the samples
- Detection limit
- < 0.2 mg/kg
- Quality system
- Accredited test method