This part of this European Prestandard describes test methods for the determination of the overall migration from plastics intended to come into contact with a fatty foodstuff, by total immersion in olive oil for 10 days, 24 h or for 2 h at 40 °C or 2 h at 70 °C. This method is most suitable for plastics in the form of films and sheets, but can be applied to a wide range of articles or containers from which test pieces of a suitable size can be cut. The test method described is applicable to most types of plastics, althoug there are some plastics for which it is known not to be applicable.
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