New scientific results advise against using melamine-formaldehyde resins including tableware made with bamboo fibers for hot food

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”1655″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has just published the results of a series of analysis carried out with food contact materials made with melanin-formaldehyde resins, which in recent times have been combined with fibers of bamboo in articles such as reusable coffee cups and other tableware.

Their conclusion is that these items are not suitable for use with hot drinks or foods, since at high temperatures there is a significant migration of melanin and formaldehyde to food. This migration is 30% higher in the case of bamboo items, compared to conventional melanin articles.

Based on these results, the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment advises against the use of such items for hot drinks or foods, reminds consumers that these products should not be heated in the microwave and recommends that the European authorities consider a reduction of the specific formaldehyde migration limit from the current 15 mg / kg to 6 mg / kg.

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