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EFSA recommends new limit for phthalates in food contact materials

EFSA publishes long awaited opinion on phthalates including controversial group safety limit mixing low and high molecular weight phthalates

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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) December 10 published a long-awaited opinion on phthalates, plasticisers added to plastics to make them flexible and durable, in which it proposes setting a new EU safety limit for four of them when used in food contact materials.

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