CEN Publishes New Standard for Antimicrobials in Food Contact Paper and Board
EN 1104:2018 ‘Paper and board intended to come into contact with foodstuffs – Determination of the transfer of antimicrobial constituents’, replaces EN 1104:2005. It contains several changes, including:
• New definition for ‘Inhibition Zone’ – now defined as:
• Modification of the composition for nutrient medium of Sabouraud – now consists of:
o Peptone from casein, tryptic digest (5g)
o Meat peptone (5g)
o D (+) glucose (40g)
o Agar-agar (10g to 15g)
o Water (1000 mL)
• Specifying the use of nine test pieces in total for tests with Bacillus Subtilis (clause 8.2.2)
Member States must withdraw conflicting national standards by May 2019.
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