Note for Guidance for Food Contact Materials
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According to Directive 93/8/EEC only a test at 40°C for 10 days is required.
This test shall be carried out only in cases where the pH is 4.5 or less.
This test may be carried out in the case of liquids or beverages of an alcoholic strength
exceeding 15% vol. with aqueous solutions of ethanol of a similar strength.
Test to be carried out with iso-octane
or 2 h - 70°C and 10 days at 40°C separately, according to Directive 93/8 EEC.
If it can be demonstrated by means of an appropriate test that there is no 'fatty contact'
with the plastic, the test with simulant D may be dispended with
Simulant A: 10 d - 40°C + 0.5 h - 100°C
Simulant D may be replaced with iso-octane using test conditions of 1 d - 20°C
Simulant D may be replaced with iso-octane using test conditions of 1 h - 60°C
Simulant D may be replaced with iso-octane using test conditions of 1 d - 5°C