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Food cans are mostly coated with a lacquer to provide chemical and corrosion resistance both during a potential heating process (sterilization) and to ensure the long life of the canned food product. BADGE (Bisphenol-A-diglycidylether = 2,2-Bis(4-hydroxyphenyl)propane bis (2,3-epoxypropyl)-ether) is a monomer used in the manufacture of certain food contact materials and other consumer articles.

In some cases it can be used as additive with the function of HCI scavengers in organosol coatings widely used as internal coating materials for food and beverage cans. After the manufacture, residues of the substances or the reaction products can remain in the finished product and may migrate into foodstuffs coming into contact with that product.

This document contains a method description (standard operation procedures) that aims to the quick determination of BADGE and its derivatives in oil. These substances are products of BADGE derived by hydrolysis and hydrochlorination. Although hydrolysis products would normally not be present in pure oil, their instability in mixed products has not allowed yet to conduct a validation testing on mixed matrices. Thus this protocol is currently designed for validation purposes and uses a fortified oil matrix. ix.

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Authors: SIMONEAU C ET AL, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Food Products Unit, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19948 EN (2001), pp.11. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39 033278 9864 Fax: +39 033278 9623 E-mail:
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