CEN/TS 13130-23:2005

Materials and articles in contact with foodstuffs - Plastics substances subject to limitation - Part 23: Determination of formaldehyde and hexamethylenetetramine in food simulants CEN/TS 13130-23:2005

Publication date:   May 17, 2013

General information

60.60 Standard published   Feb 23, 2005


CEN/TC 194 Utensils in contact with food

Technical Specification

67.250   Materials and articles in contact with foodstuffs



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This document, part of EN 13130, specifies an analytical procedure for the chemical conversion of HMTA to formaldehyde and the determination of formaldehyde in food simulants water, 3 % w/v aqueous acetic acid, 15 % v/v aqueous ethanol and rectified olive oil.
The method is appropriate for the quantitative determination of formaldehyde in approximate analyte concentration range of 3,0 mg to 30 mg formaldehyde per kilogram of food simulant, which corresponds to
2,3 mg to 23,3 mg hexamethylenetetramine per kilogram of food simulant.
NOTE The method should also be applicable to other aqueous food simulants as well as to other fatty food simulants e.g. sunflower oil, corn oil or a mixture of synthetic triglycerides.

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CEN/TS 13130-23:2005
60.60 Standard published
Feb 23, 2005