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Safety of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is confirmed both at the national and international levels as well as by multiple tests and inspections conducted by independent organizations.

 

The Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV (Germany) acting under the agreement with the ARPET (Association of Manufacturers and Processors of Polyethylene Terephthalate) has tested Russian samples proving complete safety of PET containers and packaging used for any food products.


“Testing of PET packaging for hazardous substances presence”. Read the article

 

The German Federal Institute for Health Risk Assessment (German BfR) studied the PET containers used for mineral water and found no negative effects coming from PET packaging.


Information No. 006/2009 of the [German] Federal Institute for Risk Assessment [Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung (BfR)] of March 18, 2009. Read the article



The preform made from polyethylene terephthalate at the plants of the Europlast Association meets the requirements set by the GN 2.3.3.972-00 Sanitary Rules and Regulations.

http://docs.cntd.ru/document/1200006891

 

The studies of general toxicity and genotoxicity of PET and its monomers show that the material does not pose any threat to human health. International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) V. Matthews. Packaging Materials 1. Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) for Food Packaging Applications. ILSI Europe Report Series 2000:1-16.

Website of the Institute

 

Polyethylene terephthalate is not toxic and does not have any adverse effects on the human body.

GOST R 51695-2000 “Polyethylene Terephthalate. General Specifications”. Read GOST

 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved PET for use in contact with foods.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration 21 CFR part 177.1630. Read the article

 

The safe use of PET implying any contact with foods was confirmed by the European Union in 2002.

European Union Directive 2002/72/EC. Read the article

 

School of Medicine, University of Brescia, Italy: The studies of total organic carbon migration proved that PET was not genotoxic.

1994 Sep; 32(9):783-8. Studies of migration of potentially genotoxic compounds into water stored in pet bottles. Monarca S, De Fusco R, Biscardi D, De Feo V, Pasquini R, Fatigoni C, Moretti M, Zanardini A.

 

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) does not contain Bisphenol A and phthalates, which are harmful to human health.