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How Can Metal Food-Contact Articles be Marketed under the Principle of Mutual Recognition?

In your Nov 7, 2013 article, "EDQM Publishes Updated Technical Guide on Food-Contact Metals," it states that the use of food-contact metals "must...

What Testing Applies to Drinking Glasses?

Do standards of migration testing and compliance testing apply to the plastic materials used in drinking glasses?

What End Test Requirements Apply to Polymer Blends?

When an end test is required for mixture of polymer with different specification in a food-contact article (i.e., 21 CFR 177.1520 + FCN 178)? Are...

What Temperature Limits Apply to Adhesives?

In reading 21 CFR §175.105, there is no mention of temperature limit. Does this mean products compliant with 175.105 can be used at any...

How are "Cooking" and "Cooking Temperatures" Defined Under FDA Regulations?

I am looking for FDA definitions for "Cooking" and "Cooking Temperature." Could you please elaborate, including on the reference in 21 C.F.R. or...

What is Required to Establish a Functional Barrier?

With all the recent announcements of potential chemicals migrating from inks and adhesives into foods through various barrier films (ITX, BPA...

How is "Net Weight" Defined under Global Trade Regulations?

We are looking for a precise definition of a product "Net Weight" for compliance to Global Trade Regulations. For example, for an MP3 player...