Nordic Council of Ministers (NORDEN) has released a guidance document for metals and alloys used in food contact materials to assist food industry and inspection authorities. It has recommended specific release limits (SRL) for the following metals:
|Metal||Requirement (Release, mg/kg)|
* Deriving an SRL was found unnecessary.
NORDEN hopes the document will create a “call for uniform guidance” across Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The guidance has been in accordance with relevant legislation and risk assessment principles.