Safety assessment of the active substances citric acid and sodium hydrogen carbonate for use in active food contact materials

This opinion of the EFSA Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids (CEF Panel) deals with the safety assessment of the active substances citric acid, CAS No 77-92-9 and FCM substance No 139, and sodium hydrogen carbonate, CAS No 144-55-8 and FCM substance No 21, intended to be used as a carbon dioxide (CO2) generator in trays of fresh poultry meat at refrigeration temperature.

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Main area addressed by this resource: Alternative pack formats, Consumers, Food contact, Materials, Safety

Information type: Downloadable PDF

Geographical scope: EU

Level of detail: Detailed


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Product/sector focus: Food only

Design topics: Safety

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Compliance: Food contact

Audience: Manufacturers, Packer fillers, Packers, Retailers, Those who spec packaging


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