EN 1186-3:2022

Materials and articles in contact with foodstuffs - Plastics - Part 3: Test methods for overall migration in evaporable simulants

General information

60.60 Standard published   Aug 17, 2022

CEN

CEN/TC 194 Utensils in contact with food

European Norm

67.250   Materials and articles in contact with foodstuffs

Scope

This document specifies methods for measuring overall migration of plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs by contacting test specimens with evaporable food simulants at temperatures greater than or equal to 4 °C and not exceeding the reflux temperature.
The overall migration from a sample of the plastics is determined as the loss in mass of non-volatile substances expressed:
- per unit surface area; or
- per kg of food simulant; or
- per article
after contact with a food simulant under defined conditions.
According to the type of materials or shape of articles, contact with the food simulant is carried out on a single surface (pouch, cell, filling) or by immersion.
This document does not cover the interpretation of the results which is expected to account for regulatory requirements.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard

10/2011

Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 of 14 January 2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food Text with EEA relevance

Life cycle

PREVIOUSLY

Replaces
EN 1186-14:2002

Replaces
EN 1186-3:2002

Replaces
EN 1186-5:2002

Replaces
EN 1186-7:2002

Replaces
EN 1186-9:2002

Replaces
EN 1186-15:2002

NOW

PUBLISHED
EN 1186-3:2022
60.60 Standard published
Aug 17, 2022