Metals and alloys are used in many materials that come into contact with food such as tins, film, pots and knives. Some items and objects intended to come into contact with food are made of pure metals, while others are made of alloys or multiple layers made of a metal and a different material. All materials and items intended to come into contact with food must comply with the rules specified in the Turkish Food Codex Food ContactIng Substances and Materials Regulation in the Regulation 1935/2004 / EC.
European Plastic Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011 Turkish Food Codex must comply with the Notification of Plastic Materials and Materials (Communiqué No: 2019/44) contactwith food.
However, the Council of Europe has issued a guide based on the health assessment of some metals and alloys, CM/ Res (2013) 9. Here, specific emlet limits for a wide variety of metals are determined based on toxicological information.
In any case, the natural content of the various metals contained in the food item should be considered to ensure that total metal intake does not exceed the specified acceptable daily intake amount.