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COMPLETE GUIDELINE on MERCOSUR FCM Legislation: Click Here

MERCOSUR

An overview of MERCOSUR, South and Central America Legislation on Food Contact Materials and packaging designed to contact food substances
(Paper + E-Book Version, English language).

INTERACTIVE NEWS :

FSAI’s EASY DoC, which will assist you to determine what’s required on the Declaration of Compliance (DoC) for the different classifications of plastics in food contact materials.

CLICK HERE

 

NEWS:

08-10-2014
Swiss authorities find incomplete Food Grade Declarations and documents: Plastic Manufacturers provides insufficient data.

Another Case of missing food grade declarations

 

NEWS:

01-04-2014
New Official Guidelines in Resources Section

Guidance on Plastic Regulation 10/2011

 

COMPLETE GUIDELINE on Regulation 10/2011 + Food Grade Declarations: Click Here

Book

A deep explanation of EU Regulation 10/2011 with a focus and a guideline layout of food grade declarations for plastic raw materials. English and Italian languages in the same book.

 

DoC Documents Projects

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

- Support for the creation of food grade declarations

- Management and personal creation of Food Grade Declaration Database for companies and individual products

- Check and evaluation of Food Grade Declarations

- Direct relationship with lab. And management of secret agreement for evaluations and tests

- Creation of technical food grade declaration dossier for products within the supply chain.

- Direct contact with supplier of raw materials and components.

SEE MORE HERE

 

NEWS:

UPDATE OF DUTCH LEGISLATION on FCM Regulation on food contact materials notified to the EU.
The Dutch authorities have prepared an update of the Dutch legislation. It is available in Dutch, English, German and French.


NEWS:

JRC Study on Materials used in baby bottles
An european study performed on 450 plastic baby bottles shows that the material could release unaspected subsances

Read the article

 

 

Change in the European Plastic Legislation
COMMISSION REGULATION
(EU) 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food

 
 
Materials in Contact with foods

About ten years ago, the EU has started with the harmonization of the legislation on food contact materials. Harmonization means that for a specific food contact material the EU fixes specific requirements which evaluation allows to consider it as generally “in compliance” on all EU territory. Different national EU countries could also provides specific requirement for a data material: these are named Additional National Legislation.

The harmonization is a process constantly in evolution but currently the FCM that provide an EU harmonized legislation are the following:

* REGENERATED CELLULOSE FILM
* CERAMICS
* PLASTICS
* ELASTOMERS AND RUBBERS
* COATINGS AND ADHESIVES

Legislation can be distinguished in two kinds:

- DIRECTIVES which should be implemented in the national legislation, before becoming in effect.
- REGULATIONS which will be in force immediately and may not be implemented in the national legislation.

The “hinge” Regulation about FCM is the framework Regulation (EC) 1935/2004.

This apply to all FCM and can be reassumed with the Article 3 of said Regulation:

Materials and articles designed to contact food substances, directly or indirectly, must be sufficiently inert to preclude substances from being transferred to food in quantities large enough to endanger human health or to bring about an unacceptable change in the composition of the food or a deterioration in the organoleptic properties.

 


News on Food Contact Materials