Specific migration testing – BHT
Specific migration of 2,6-di-tert-butyl-p-cresol, also known as butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), from a plastic material intended for food contact.
BHT's CAS number is 128-37-0. The substance is listed as FCM 315 with Ref No. 46640 in European Commission Regulation No 10/2011. Migration must not exceed the SML value of 3 mg/kg of food.
- Suitable sample matrices
- Plastic, food contact materials with polymeric coatings.
- Minimum sample amount
- Film: 2xA4-size sheets. Article (< 250 ml): 6 items. Article (> 250 ml): 3 items. Other: 3 dm2
- Typical turnaround time
- 5 weeks after receiving the samples
- Detection limit
- LOQ 1 mg/kg
- Quality system
- Accredited test method