FSA Consultation Letter, 24 July 2008
The Food Standards Agency is seeking your views on the European Commission proposal for a specific regulation on active and intelligent materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. Responses are requested by: 17 October 2008
Informal discussions are taking place with interested parties at European Union (EU) level on a working document from the European Commission (EC) that could go on to form the basis of harmonised EU rules governing materials and articles in contact with food. The one that is the subject of this constulation deals with a proposal for a specific Regulation on active and intelligent materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.
The general principles on all food contact materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs are established in Regulation (EC) No. 1935/2004. It includes ‘active' and ‘intelligent' materials and articles, which are defined as:
Your views would be welcome while discussions remain active, but by 31 August 2008 to ensure that your comments/views can be weighed into the UK's negotiating line or in any case by 17 October 2008 when the consultation closes.
A copy of the consultation documents, inlcuding a copy of the draft EU Regulation is available on this site - see: Draft EU Proposal for regulation on active and intelligent food contact materials