This will set a migration limit of 1μg/ml for migration of germanium from PEN to both food contact materials and articles. It will apply from 8 December 2016.
The new regulation takes the form of an amendment – Notification No.245 of 2016 – to Japan’s 1959 Specifications and Standards for Foods, Food Additives.
PEN containers are used principally for holding liquids – including carbonated soft drinks, beer and water.
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