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Note for Guidance for Food Contact Materials
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In determining the appropriate extent of the data set required the migration values should not be
regarded as absolute limits but as indicative values.

It should be noted that these guidelines do not include any consideration of environmental
aspects such as persistence in the environment, ecological impact of their constituents and their
fate after the food contact material has been submitted to waste disposal treatment.

INFORMATION TO BE SUPPLIED WITH AN APPLICATION FOR A SUBSTANCE
TO BE USED IN MATERIALS AND ARTICLES IN CONTACT WITH FOOD

For any document mentioned the latest version should be consulted. For example, if a Directive
is referred to, then only the latest amended version should be considered. Justification for any
deviation from this "SCF Guidelines" must be included. Further guidance on detail aspects from
the Commission services, including administrative information, and from the SCF can be
obtained in the document "Note for Guidance"
4
.


1.
IDENTITY OF THE SUBSTANCE
The name and all relevant information concerning the substance, its impurities, and its
breakdown and reaction products.

2.
PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF THE SUBSTANCE
All relevant physical and chemical information concerning the substance, its breakdown
and reaction products

3.
INTENDED USE OF THE SUBSTANCE
A statement of the intended use of the substance.

4.
AUTHORISATION OF THE SUBSTANCE
Information concerning authorisation for use of the substance in EU Member States and
other countries, e.g. USA, Japan.

4 This document is available on line on the Internet at the site of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
http://www.efsa.eu.int/science/afc/afc_guidance/catindex_en.html