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Epoxy coated food cans: testing for bisphenols, BADGE, cyclo-di-BADGE, BFDGE in food.

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Final report of the priority action A-038-20

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.
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Last updated: 18.07.2022

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