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    Test for Plasticizers (phthalates)

    The plasticizer contents in foodstuff, toys and other products have a strict limit in China and other countries and regions.

    Regulation and Control
    "Hygienic standards for uses of additives in food containers and packing materials" GB 9685-2008

    Regarding the Maximum Residue of Phthalates in Food and Food Additives, the former Ministry of Health issued No. 551notification in June 2011,the limits of PAHs were set in this regulation. They can not be exposed to fatty foods and infant foods. Phthalates (PAHs) in the food containers and food packaging materials should be strictly used under the standards and requirements. Different PAHs species, usage range, and specific migration limits are regulated in GB9685-2008.

     

    No.

    Compound

    Specific migration Limit(mg/kg)

    1

    diethylhexyl phthalate(DEHP)

    1.5mg/kg

    2

    Dimethyl phthalate (DMP)

    ——

    3

    diisobutyl phthalate(DIBP)

    ——

    4

    diisononyl phthalate (DINP)

    9.0mg/kg

    5

    diisooctylPhthalate (DIOP)

    ——

    6

    Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)

    0.3mg/kg


    ☆PAHs regulations in Taiwan
    On May 28, 2011, Taiwan Department of health food and drug administration published No. 1001301729 announcement, six kinds plasticizers were monitored and regulated in food products.
    GB/T 21911-21911 "Determination of phthalate esters in foods."
    GB/T 21911-21911 “Determination of phthalate esters in foods “including 16 kinds of PAHs.
    ☆the 6th batch"the list of non-edible substances which may be illegally added in foodstuff" issued by Former Ministry of Health of China
    On June 1, 2011, the former Ministry of Health issued the 6th batch"the list of non-edible substances which may be illegally added in foodstuff",which included 17 kinds of phthalate. Compared with GB/T21911-2008, diisononyl phthalate (DINP) was newly added.
    Regulations on PAHs

     

    No.

    Full name

    Abbr.

     

    GB/T 21911-2008Foodand GB/T 21928-2008Food contact materials

    The 6th non-edible additive list

    Taiwan authority limit

    EU directive 2005/84 / EC and the toy CPSIA requirements

    EU food contact material standards 2007/19/EC and (EU)No 10/2011

    1

    diethylhexyl phthalate

    DEHP

    2

    diphenyl phthalate

    DPHP

     

     

     

    3

    dimethyl phthalate

    DMP

     

     

     

    4

    diethyl phthalate

    DEP

     

     

     

    5

    dibutyl phthalate

    DBP

    6

    diamyl phthalate

    DPP

     

     

     

    7

    Dihexyl Phthalate

    DHXP

     

     

     

    8

    Dinonyl phthalate

    DNP

     

     

     

    9

    dibutyl phthalate

    DIBP

     

     

     

    10

    dicyclohexyl phthalate

    DCHP

     

     

     

    11

    Di-n-octylortho-phthalate

    DNOP

    12

    Benzyl butyl Phthalate

    BBP

    13

    Phthalate ( 2 - methoxy ) ethyl ester

    DMEP

     

     

     

    14

    Phthalate ( 2 - ) ethoxy ethyl ester

    DEEP

     

     

     

    15

    Phthalate ( 2 - butoxy ) ethyl ester

    DBEP

     

     

     

    16

    phthalate (4 - methyl - 2 - amyl acetate

    BMPP

     

     

     

    17

    Diisononyl phthalate

    DINP

     

    18

    Diisodecyl phthalate

    DIDP

     

     

    19

    Diallyl phthalate

    DAP

     

     

     

     

    20

    Diheptyl phthalate

    DHP

    Part of the Taiwanese customer requirement


    Test products including:
    ☆Liquor and its packaging material
    ☆Drink, fruit juice
    ☆Jam, fruit pulp, jelly
    ☆Health food
    ☆Instant noodles and rice noodles
    ☆A pastry food
    ☆ Food contact materials/packaging materials

    PONY TIPS
    PAHs plasticizers are more toxic than melamine in food. After consumption, the plasticizers will damage reproductive capacity of male and promote female precocious puberty.
    To improve and control your product quality and achieve a better product management, we remind the food manufacturing companies must control the product quality and strengthen the management of raw materials.