governmentchemist


EFSA completes evaluations of previous cargoes by Nick Boley
December 19, 2012, 09:26
Filed under: transport | Tags: , ,

EFSA, the European Food Safety Authority, has concluded its evaluation of substances which can be used as “previous cargoes” in bulk tanks on tanker vessels, i.e. those which can be used before the tanks are used for the transport of (edible) bulk oils and fats. These are listed in the Annex to Commission Directive 96/3/EC. The review was carried out by EFSA’s CONTAM Panel.

Substances which can no longer be considered as “previous Cargoes” in this context include calcium lignosulphonate, silicon dioxide, carnauba wax, wine lees and montan wax. Those which were considered safe included sodium silicate solution (water glass), iso-octanol, iso-nonanol, iso-decanol, 1,3-propanediol, isobutyl acetate, sec-butyl acetate, tert-butyl acetate, n-butyl acetate, propylene tetramer, paraffin wax, candelilla wax, white mineral oils and glycerol.

The report can be found here.

Advertisements

Leave a Comment so far
Leave a comment



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s



%d bloggers like this: