26 November 2010 12:56 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--The EU will tighten its controls on imports of kitchenware made from melamine and polyamide from ?xml:namespace>
The executive body said that from July 2011, kitchenware originating from
“Member states will do a documentary check on all shipments of polyamide and melamine kitchenware from
Primary aromatic amines are genotoxic substances and should therefore not migrate into food. They can occur as contamination in the polyamide kitchenware.
Formaldehyde is authorised for use in the manufacture of melamine kitchenware with a migration limit of 15mg per kg of food.
The Commission said in recent years, member states had alerted the EU to a consistently high number of non-compliant kitchenware originating from the Asian country.
The EU Food and Veterinary Office, in its inspections in
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