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Further research on chemical migration from food contact rubber and other elastomers
Project Code: A03019
A research project on food contact elastomeric compounds (MAFF project FS2219) was completed in October 1997. The project systematically reviewed the use of elastomeric materials in food production in order to highlight potential problem areas. Chemical migration of species from different types of rubber compounds typical of those used commercially was then examined under a range of test conditions. The objective of this further study has been to obtain additional information on migrants and migration from elastomeric materials used in contact with food and to examine the effect of ageing, sanitisers and cleaning agents on the nature and level of migrants. An Industrial Group has participated in the research. Rubber samples examined were selected in consultation with FSA and Industry.
These have included new compounds and two compounds examined in the earlier study.
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