Note for Guidance for Food Contact Materials
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(extract from CEN document, final version - 18 March 1992)
STANDARD FORMAT FOR DRAFTING OF CEN METHODS FOR DETERMINATION OF
PLASTICS CONSTITUENTS IN FOODSTUFFS, FOOD SIMULANTS AND MATERIALS
PART 0. EXPLANATORY NOTE
This Standard Format has been prepared by Task Group 4 of Working Group 5 of CEN TC194
'Utensils in contact with food' as a template for drafting analytical methods of test for plastics
materials and articles destined to come into contact with foodstuffs.
The analytical methods of test are concerned with the determination of specific migration of
plastics constituents into foodstuffs and food simulants and with the determination of residual
constituents in plastics materials and articles.
The Standard Format consists of two parts:
Part 1. STANDARD FORMAT sets out the minimum requirement of items to be covered in the
description of an analytical method of test. The items are given in a very general way only.
Part 2. GUIDELINE FOR COMPLETION OF STANDARD FORMAT sets out in what way the
items in Part 1. can be elaborated in a particular case in order to obtain the full description of the
Therefore Part 1 should be read in direct conjunction with Part 2