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Packaging Materials Listed in 21 CFR 179.45 for Use During Irradiation of Prepackaged Foods

April 2007


21 CFR ReferencePackaging MaterialsMax Dose [kGy]
Section 179.45(b)Nitrocellulose-coated cellophane10
Glassine paper10
Wax-coated paperboard10
Polyolefin film10
Kraft paper0.5
Polyethylene terephthalate film (basic polymer)10
Polystyrene film10
Rubber hydrochloride film10
Vinylidene chloride-vinyl chloride copolymer film10
Nylon 11 [polyamide-11]10
Section 179.45(c)Ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer30
Section 179.45(d)Vegetable parchment60
Polyethylene film (basic polymer)60
Polyethylene terephthalate film60
Nylon 6 [polyamide-6]60
Vinyl chloride-vinyl acetate copolymer film60

Note: Additional packaging materials for use during irradiation of prepackaged food are listed in the Threshold of Regulation Exemptions or Inventory of Effective Food Contact Substances