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Frequently Asked Questions about Printing Inks and Primary Aromatic Amines in Food Contact Materials

BfR FAQ of 22 June 2017

Unless countermeasures have been taken, printing inks contain substances which can transfer to food and be ingested by consumers. For this reason, the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) has presented the so-called “printing ink regulation” in a draft to amend the Consumer Goods Ordinance.

In the following paragraphs, the BfR has compiled some frequently asked questions about the possible health risks of printing inks and primary aromatic amines in food contact materials and products.

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Opinion

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Date Title Größe
24.07.2013
BfR Opinion Nr. 021/2014
Primary aromatic amines from printed food contact materials such as napkins or bakery bags 86.6 KB
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FAQ

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Date Title Größe
22.06.2017
BfR FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions about Printing Inks and Primary Aromatic Amines in Food Contact Materials 33.0 KB
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