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Suitability of new sources of olive oil intended to be used as simulant D in migration testing

Funded under: FP7-KBBE

Abstract

The Council Directive 85/572/EEC of 19 December 1985 lays down the list of simulants for overall and specific migration testing, to be used for testing migration of constituents of plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuff. This Directive lists the appropriate simulants to be used in migration tests with a particular foodstuff or group of foodstuffs. Within simulants, simulant D is rectified olive oil that has to satisfy characteristics such as acidity, peroxide index, iodine index, refractive index. Until 2005 rectified olive oil with documented appropriate technical specifications was commercially available from the company Pira International (UK). However commercial production stopped, and other potential sources available (Korea Japan, Sigma) did not necessarily provide specifications documented specifically for use as "simulant D". Since the oil specifications set in the EU legislation are crucial, both for compliance testing but also in the frame of an ISO accreditation for migration in oil, NRLs suggested the CRL-FCM to investigate specifications potential sources of olive oil to develop a source of simulant D for their purposes. The results demonstrated the feasibility of at least one source of olive oil, which was then provided to the National Reference Laboratories as a deliverable of the work programme 2007.

Additional information

Authors: SIMONEAU C, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Ispra (IT);BELDI G, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Ispra (IT);FRANCHINI F, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Ispra (IT);HANNAERT P, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 23395 EN (2008), 30 pp. Free of charge
Availability: http://bookshop.europa.eu/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/EU-Bookshop-Site/en_GB/-/EUR/ViewPublication-Start?PublicationKey=LBNA23395 (Catalogue Number: LB-NA-23395-EN-C)
ISBN: ISBN: 978-92-79-09289-3
Record Number: 200910260 / Last updated on: 2009-07-06
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en