Food Contact Ensuring Compliance: Changes to (EU) 10/2011 on Plastic materials

The EU has recently issued an update to (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. There is also a critical deadline to meet if you have food products on the market - a new regime for testing food contact materials comes fully in to force on January 1 2016.

Plastics in Contact with Food: New Updates and Ensuring Compliance

COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2015/174: Amendments and Corrections 

  • Six newly approved substances have been added
  • The status of ten substance approvals has changed
  • One substance has been deleted

DEADLINE 1 Jan 2016: New regime for testing

Verify your food products for compliance. On 1 January 2016, the new regime for testing of food contact material described in EU Regulation 10/2011 comes fully into force. After this date, any migration testing data used to support products on the market will have be in line with the requirements of this regulation.

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