On October 29, 2015 the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg published the conclusions of the workshops held during the conference “Food Contact Materials: Working together for safety and innovation in Europe” which took place on September 30, 2015 in Luxembourg-City (FPF reported). Overall, participants agreed that harmonization of food contact material (FCM) regulation at EU level is desirable. In terms of risk assessment, increased use of pragmatic methodologies such as modeling, consideration of substance structure and/or functional groups, and the Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC) is wanted. Official controls and free movement of FCMs could be facilitated with a general legal obligation for industry to produce declarations of compliance (DoC) for all FCMs. Industry stated that divergent rules in EU Member States (MS) and risk assessments would hinder rather than foster the internal market.
Ministère de la Santé (October 2015). “Conclusions of the workshops on the conference food contact materials: Working together for safety and innovation in Europe.” The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (pdf)
Sécurité alimentaire (2015). “UPDATE: Conference – Food Contact Materials: Working together for safety and innovation in Europe.” The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg