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J. Leadbitter

Current and future regulations controlling the safe use of PVC in food contact applications (in English)

Polimery 1996, No 11-12, 631

DOI: dx.doi.org/10.14314/polimery.1996.631


The harmonisation of „Plastics for Food Contact" regulations within Europe is essential to ensure that technical hurdles of no benefit to public health, form no artificial barriers to trade between EU countries. It must be said, however, that developing European regulatory process on this subject is very demanding of all concerned. This paper sets out the Industry position in relation to the use of PVC in food contact applications which is one of particular concern because of the wide range of additives which is currently used.

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