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EU. Lead and Cadmium Migration Limits in Ceramic FCMs

This list contains migration limits for the substances lead and cadmium used in the manufacture of ceramic articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs pursuant to Directive 84//500/EEC. For a ceramic article to be recognized as satisfying the Directive's requirements, quantities of lead and/or cadmium extracted during the test carried out under the conditions laid down in Annexes I and II of the Directive must not exceed the limits provided.

Lead

EC / List no: 231-100-4 CAS no: 7439-92-1
Name
Lead
CAS
7439-92-1
FCM
Category 1: Ceramic articles which cannot be filled and articles which can be filled, the internal depth of which, measured from the lowest point to the horizontal plane passing through the upper rim, does not exceed 25 mm
SML
0.8 mg/dm2
Notes
1 Where a ceramic article consists of a vessel fitted with a ceramic lid, the lead and/or cadmium limit which may not be exceeded (mg/dm2 or mg/litre) shall be that which applies to the vessel alone.

2 Where a ceramic article does not exceed the quantities by more than 50 %, that article shall be recognized as satisfying the requirements of this Directive if at least 3 other articles with the same shape, dimensions, decoration and glaze are subjected to a test under the conditions laid down in Annexes I and II and the average quantities of lead and/or cadmium extracted from those articles do not exceed the limits set, with none of those articles exceeding those limits by more than 50 %.


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