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

April 2007

21 CFR Reference Packaging Materials Max Dose [kGy]
Section 179.45(b) Nitrocellulose-coated cellophane 10
Glassine paper 10
Wax-coated paperboard 10
Polyolefin film 10
Kraft paper 0.5
Polyethylene terephthalate film (basic polymer) 10
Polystyrene film 10
Rubber hydrochloride film 10
Vinylidene chloride-vinyl chloride copolymer film 10
Nylon 11 [polyamide-11] 10
Section 179.45(c) Ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer 30
Section 179.45(d) Vegetable parchment 60
Polyethylene film (basic polymer) 60
Polyethylene terephthalate film 60
Nylon 6 [polyamide-6] 60
Vinyl chloride-vinyl acetate copolymer film 60

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