The objective of the focus action was to verify the compliance of internally coated food cans with legal requirements on the basis of fat-containing foods packaged in them with regard to
- permitted restricted substances such as bisphenol A and bisphenol A diglycidyl ether (BADGE)
- prohibited substances such as bisphenol F and bisphenol F diglycidyl ether (BFDGE).
In addition, cyclo-di-BADGE (CdB) was determined in the food samples. This is a known reaction by-product of epoxy coatings. 42 samples from all over Austria were examined.
- One sample was found to be significantly above the specific migration limit of bisphenol A. This sample was objected to due to an adverse effect on foodstuffs.