Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS

  • European Commission
  • Publications
  • The method specific certification of the overall migration into olive oil, of reference films A, B, and C intended for exposure to olive oil by total immersion, single sided cell and pouch: CRMs 537, 538 and 539


This report describes the work carried out in the preparation, packaging and testing of reference films intended for exposure to olive oil by total immersion (plastic film A, certified reference material (CRM) 537), single sided cell (plastic film B CRM 538), and pouch (plastic film C, CRM 539). The reference materials are manufactured from an additive free low density polyethylene of nominal thickness 170 µm. Data is presented to inform about the results of the homogeneity and the stability studies during storage of the films. Two certification exercises were also carried out involving a number of European laboratories, and the data obtained from the second exercise was used to obtain the certified values for the overall migration value in olive oil on the basis of three specific test methods in three reference materials.

Additional information

Authors: LORD A L, PIRA International, Leatherhead (GB);MAGGIO A, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Roma (IT);BOENKE A, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18289 EN (1998) 201pp., free of charge
Availability: Available from the European Commission, DG XIII-D-2, L-2920 Luxembourg (LU), Fax: +352-4301-32084
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-3905-8
Follow us on: RSS Facebook Twitter YouTube Managed by the EU Publications Office Top