Note for Guidance for Food Contact Materials
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8.1.1 Gene mutation in bacteria:
According to the EC Method B.13/14 and
the OECD Guideline 471.
It has to be noted that, the bacterial reverse
mutation test may not be appropriate for the
evaluation of certain classes of chemicals,
for example highly bactericidal compounds
(e.g. certain antibiotics). In such cases,
mammalian mutation tests may be more
8.1.2 In vitro mammalian cell gene
According to the EC Method B.17 and the
OECD Guideline 476.
8.1.3 In vitro mammalian chromo-
some aberration test :
According to the EC Method B.10 and the
OECD Guideline 473.
If any of the above tests yields a positive or
equivocal result, further mutagenicity tests,
including in vivo assays, may be required to
elucidate the genotoxic potential of the
substance. The choice of supplementary
test(s) is decided case by case, on the basis
of the results obtained and other relevant
Subchronic (90d) oral
According to the EC Method B.26 and the
OECD guideline 408.
According to the EC Method B.33 and the
OECD guideline 453.
According to the EC Methods B.34B.35 and
the OECD guidelines 421-422.
Set out any other information that may be
relevant for evaluation, e.g. acute or subacute
(28d) toxicity, dermal and inhalation effects
should be provided when available.
Give any relevant information when available.