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Materials and articles containing vinyl chloride monomer
This Directive limits the presence and migration of vinyl chloride monomer in and from materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs.
Council Directive 78/142/EEC of 30 January 1978 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to materials and articles which contain vinyl chloride monomer and are intended to come into contact with foodstuffs.
Materials and articles which are intended to come into contact with foodstuffs may not transfer certain constituents to these materials and articles in quantities liable to endanger human health.
In order to guarantee that these foodstuffs contain no trace of vinyl chloride monomer detectable by a method by a general Community method of analysis, materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs must comply with this Directive. Thus materials and articles:
- must not contain vinyl chloride monomer in quantities above one milligram per kilogram in the final product; and
- must not transfer vinyl chloride monomer to foodstuffs in quantities above 0.01 mg/kg in the final product.
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OJ L 44 of 15.2.1978