A study published on March 26, 2013 in the journal Food Chemistry finds antimony migration from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic, but measures levels to be well below the official EU safety limits (Sánchez-Martínez et al. 2013). The FPF reports on the study and sounds a note of caution regarding a premature dismissal of any antimony related safety concerns.

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FPF report – Antimony migration from PET


Sánchez-Martínez, M., et al. "Migration of antimony from PET containers into regulated EU food simulants." Food Chemistry (online 26 March 2013).