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

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