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ntrebri la care ai vrut rspuns despre sigurana plasticelor

Tupperware Belgium N.V. - Wijngaardveld 17, B-9300 Aalst, Belgium Tupperware France S.A. - Route de Monts, B.P. 327, F-37303 Jou-Les-Tours, France Tupperware reserves the right to change its product colours and materials without notice in order to provide customers with increasingly high performance, high technology products.

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ntrebri n general i despre produsele Tupperware n particular

Materialele Tupperware
Anumite plastice sunt controversate, dar nemeritat ! Mai jos sunt rspunsuri la anumite ntrebri cheie ivite n legtur cu anumite materiale folosite n facerea sigur a produselor Tupperware . Ce regulamente de siguran sunt folosite de Tupperware ca s garanteze produsele sale? True to its reputation of being a responsible, reliable business, Tupperware has been in the European market for 50 years and has always been committed to complete compliance with European health and safety regulations and to monitoring all evolution of these. In actual fact, the EFSA (European Food Safety Agency) has established two safety parameters concerning plastic materials coming into contact with food products: the Specific Migration Limit (SML)1: 0.6 mg BPA/kg of food the Admissible Daily Intake (ADI)2: 0.05 mg BPA/kg of bodyweight per day
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SML: maximum allowed amount of a substance present in the product, migrating into food. ADI: estimated quantity of substance, expressed in relation to bodyweight, which can be ingested on a daily business throughout a person's life, with no significant health risk.

Tupperware products are controlled to ensure that they are kept to values well below those permitted by current European standards.

Which Tupperware products contain PC (polycarbonate)?


The table below shows which Tupperware products are made of polycarbonate, their use and a health focus. Description
Range of serving dishes, crockery, basket Mixer

Products
Eleganzia

Use
Display Serving Transport Preparation

Precautions for use

Health focus
The use of Tupperware products made of polycarbonate does not affect the heat or cold. Additionally, the specific migration limit for these products is factor 10 below the European standard. These products, therefore, if used as recommended by Tupperware,are well within the safety limitations set by EFSA.

F
Do not use: in a microwave, in a traditional oven, over direct heat.

Quick Chef 3 Herb Chopper Smooth Chopper Speedy Chef Slice N Dice

J
Cutting utensil Preparation Do not use under a grill in a traditional oven.

D
Measuring jugs Measurement utensil Preparation Do not put in freezer.

H
Ravioli maker Croissant party Preparation utensil Preparation Do not use sharp utensils.

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Dishwasher safe except for the Eleganzia range.

Tupperware materials

What is BPA? What is its purpose?


BPA, or Bisphenol A, is a chemical mainly used in association with other chemical substances to manufacture certain plastics and resins. BPA is used, for example, in preparing polycarbonate, a high performance transparent rigid plastic used in particular for manufacturing food containers, prescription lenses, CDs, DVDs, etc. BPA is authorised for use in materials in contact with food products in the European Union, in compliance with Directive EC 10/2011, foods with a maximum specific migration limit of 0.6 mg/kg of food (see page 3:
Tupperware materials

The number 7
What does the number 7 mean?
In 1988, the plastic materials industry created a 7-figure encoding system (the "Resin identification code"), allowing for the identification of materials with the specific aim of enabling easier separation for recycling. The symbol used for this code system is a triangle created from arrows in a clockwise direction, containing a number; each number corresponds to a material or a specific group of materials. Thus, recyclable plastic materials are today coded from 1 to 7 as follows:

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Is BPA toxic? If so, in what conditions? What are the risks?


In 2010, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), stated that it found no scientific support to conclude that BPA is toxic to humans. EFSA's determinations from 2006 about safety levels of BPA were confirmed as well. BPA can potentially interact with the hormone system of the human body and is an endocrine disruptor that affects fertility. The EFSA monitors all publications on BPA and is informed of all studies planned and implemented worldwide.

Code 1: PET (polyethylene terephthalate) Code 2: HDPE (high density polyethylene) Code 3: PVC (polyvinylchloride) Code 4: LDPE (low density polyethylene) Code 5: PP (polypropylene) Code 6: PS (polystyrene) Code 7: other plastics including polycarbonate, acrylic, liquid crystal polymers (LCP) and nylon.

Code 7 is not, therefore, under any circumstances an indicator of the danger level of a material. It simply indicates that a material is manufactured in a resin other than the 6 coded from 1 to 6, or, importantly, using several resins (in multilayers). There is a table summarizing codes 1 to 7, describing the different types of plastics, their properties, uses and which of them can be recycled. Additionally, because most Tupperware products come with a lifetime guarantee, the intent is not to recycle, but reuse.

More generally, why do certain Tupperware products not bear this marking?
Certain products do not have the code because the moulds used to create them do not have them as the coding is a recent innovation. Tupperware has chosen, on its own initiative, to draw up a 2-year plan in order to ensure that all its moulds will be fitted with the plastic material recycling code (figure from 1 to 7). This is scheduled for completion in 2013.

Heating Tupperware products

Heating Tupperware products


Which plastic Tupperware products can be safely used in a traditional oven or microwave? What do they contain? Is their composition suitable for heating?
The table to the side shows which Tupperware products can be used in a traditional oven and microwave, for heating and cooking, as well as providing information on their characteristics and a health focus.

Products

Description / Use
Material 100% silicone (S) / Moulds for shaping and cooking

Precautions for use


In the traditional oven or microwave up to 220C. Do not use under a grill. Suitable for dishwashers and freezers. In the traditional oven or microwave up to 250C. Do not use under a grill. Suitable for dishwashers and freezers. In the microwave up to 160C. 30 minutes at a time and max. 800 watts. Dishwasher safe. In the microwave up to 120C at max. 800 watts and without fat. Dishwasher safe. In the microwave up to 120C at max. 800 watts and without fat. Dishwasher safe. In the microwave up to 200C at max. 800 watts. Suitable for dishwashers and freezers. In the microwave up to 160C at max. 600 watts. Suitable for dishwashers and freezers.

Health focus

Silicone moulds

UltraPro

Liquid crystal polymer (LCP) material / Cooking, storage, freezing, serving, reheating Polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE) and polyetherimide (PEI) / Microwave steam cooking Polypropylene (PP) / Microwave cooking, serving, storage Polypropylene (PP) / Microwave cooking, serving, storage Polyetherimide (PEI) / Reheating and cooking in the microwave, freezing, serving, storage Polyetherimide (PEI), Polyethylene terephthalate (PET), Polypropylene (PP) / Reheating in the microwave, freezing, serving, storage, transport Polyetherimide (PEI), Polyethylene terephthalate (PET), Polypropylene (PP) / Reheating in the microwave, refrigerating, freezing, serving, transport polypropylene (PP) / Reheating in the microwave, refrigerating, serving, transport Polyethylene (PE) and Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) / Reheating in the microwave, storage, serving, transport

No product manufactured by Tupperware and intended specifically for reheating and cooking made of polycarbonate. These products are therefore not harmful to health when used normally in accordance with the Tupperware recommendations provided for each of the products.

MicroGourmet and Ramekins 80 ml Microwave Ricemaker

Microwave Pasta maker

MicroPlus

Heat N Serve

CrystalPlus

In the microwave up to 160C at max. 500 watts. Suitable for dishwashers and freezers.

CrystalWave

In the microwave up to 120C at max. 500 watts. Dishwasher safe. In the microwave up to 120C at max. 500 watts (remove lid and suction pad). Dishwasher safe.

Baby plate with suction pad and Baby bowls

Heating Tupperware products

Are there risks involved in heating certain Tupperware products? What is the impact of microwaves on products heated in a Tupperware product?
For all its products intended for heating and cooking, Tupperware: uses highly engineered materials for which it guarantees quality in compliance with national and European standards in force concerning plastic materials coming into contact with food products; recommends how to use them safely, at no danger to the consumer's health. Tupperware therefore recommends using the products following the usage instructions for each material; failure to do so may risk damaging them. Under these conditions, Tupperware is able to guarantee the safety of all its products. For example, microwaves have no harmful effect on Tupperware products intended for this use.

The specific case of 3 Tupperware products: UltraPro Microgourmet Silicone moulds


Is the plastic used in UltraPro, which withstands high heats, inert to heating? Is there any risk of toxins being released upon heating?
UltraPro products are manufactured from a material called LCP: Liquid Crystal Polymers. The structure of this plastic material is very hardwearing, particularly resistant to heat, and inert; it is therefore not harmful to health. The most well-known example of liquid crystal polymers is Kevlar, which is renowned for its resistance. UltraPro products are therefore built for maximum performance at a wide range of temperatures from -25C to + 250C! They are intended for use in traditional ovens or microwaves; they must not, however, be used under a grill as this may damage them. No toxins are released from the heating of UltraPro silicone.

What is the impact of the transfer of heated plastic onto food products?
Tupperware products are tested in the normal heating conditions for which they are intended to be used. The results of these tests show that Tupperware products are completely compliant with the standards required by European legislation. Concerns have been expressed about the possible presence of dioxin in plastic, a substance that is only created when plastic is incinerated. There are no dioxins caused by the normal recommended heating of Tupperware products.

How can health and safety be guaranteed in the use of the Microgourmet? Is the fact that the Microgourmet bears the figure 7 a sign of danger level?
Tupperware guarantees the safety in health terms of the Microgourmet if used in the conditions recommended by Tupperware, namely: in the microwave at a maximum temperature of 160C, at 800 watts and for a maximum of 30 minutes at a time. Ramekins must be used without lids for cooking or reheating, at a maximum power of 800 watts. The figure 7 engraved into the base of the Microgourmet means that one of the materials used in its production, polyetherimide, is classified as code 7 in the "Resin identification code" (see page 5: The number 7 ). please remember, code 7 is not, therefore, under any circumstances an indicator of the danger level of a material. It simply indicates that a material is manufactured in a resin other than the 6 coded from 1 to 6, or using several resins (in multilayers).

The specific case of 3 Tupperware products

Do Tupperware Silicone moulds contain BPA? Phthalates? Why are they marked 7?
Tupperware Silicone moulds are manufactured using PDMS (polydimethylsiloxane), the most commonly used silicones. Today, silicones are enjoying massive popularity thanks to their remarkable properties, mainly due to their very solid framework consisting of silicon and oxygen. Thermal stability, absence of toxicity and chemical inertia are the main virtues of silicones. Tupperware Silicone moulds do not contain dioxins, phthalates, BPA or polyvinylchloride. Silicone is a material approved by EFSA as completely safe for health, when used for shaping and cooking. Tupperware Silicone moulds are marked 7 simply because silicone material is classified as 7 in the "Resin identification code" (see page 5: The number 7 ). Please remember, code 7 is not, therefore, under any circumstances an indicator of the danger level of a material. It simply indicates that a material is manufactured in a resin other than the 6 coded from 1 to 6, or using several resins (in multilayers).

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