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Following the harmonization of European laws and ordinances, new regulations have come into effect for food contact plastics. Commission Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011 has applied since May 1, 2011.
VESTENAMER® 8012 is approved for use in food contact polymers for which the food simulant A (ethanol 10 vol%) is defined, because its base monomer and additives are on the positive list in Commission Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011. A migration limit of 0.05 mg/kg cyclooctene, as well as migration limits for the additives, must be complied with on the finished article.
VESTENAMER® 8012 has not been approved by the FDA.
ESTENAMER® has an LD50 value of >12.500 mg/kg in rats (oral).
The polyoctenamer causes no skin or eye irritation. In rats, oral intake of up to 4,000 mg/kg body weight over 90 days showed no toxic effects.
Likewise, no mutagenic changes occurred with VESTENAMER® in the Ames test on Salmonella typhimurium (in vitro) and in the micronucleus test on mice.
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