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This handbook provides essential practical information for state control laboratories and for others concerned with ensuring compliance with the European Union directive 90/128 relating to plastics materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs. It gives practical advice on the sampling of retail packaging, determining the identity of the plastics and thus ascertaining which monomer residues are likely to be present. For every monomer or starting substance listed in the directive there is an entry giving the structure, formulae, CAS, PM number and trivial name, together with information on physical characteristics, storage, stability and safety.

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Authors: BUSH J, Maurice Palmer Associates, Cambridge (GB);GILBERT J, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Norwich (GB);GOENAGA X, European Commission, Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14515 EN (1994) 435 pp.
Availability: Kluwer Academic Publishers Group, P.O. Box 322, 3300 AH Dordrecht (NL)
ISBN: ISBN 0-7923-2400-5
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