Specific migration testing – 1,4-butanediol
This test assesses the specific migration of 1,4-butanediol [CAS 110-63-4; Ref No 13720/40580; FCM 254] from a plastic sample intended as a food contact material.
Listed as FCM 254 in European Regulation No 10/2011, 1,4-Butanediol is grouped with FCM 344 and FCM 672 (Group 30), which together have an SML of 5 mg/kg (expressed as 1,4-butanediol).
- Suitable sample matrices
- All plastic food contact materials (FCM)
- Minimum sample amount
- 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
- 7 weeks after receiving the samples
- Detection limit
- < 0.009 mg/kg
- Quality system
- Accredited testing laboratory