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Food Law News - EU - 2017

Council Minutes, 7 December 2017

CONTACT MATERIALS - Plastic materials for food - Scrutiny of Commission acts: Council Discussions

The following is an extract from the minutes of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council meeting on the 7 December 2017.

The Council decided not to oppose the adoption of a Commission regulation amending regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food (13938/17 + ADD 1).

Commission regulation (EU) No 10/20112 establishes a EU list of authorised substances which may be used in plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.

Since the last amendment to regulation (EU) No 10/2011, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published further scientific opinions on particular substances that may be used in food contact materials (‘FCM’) as well as on the permitted use of already authorised substances. In line with positive opinions delivered by EFSA, the new regulation amends the list of authorised substances to include additional FCM substances.


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