On December 1, 2017, the European Commission’s (EC) Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) published the summary of the latest meeting of the Working Group on food contact materials (FCMs) of the toxicological safety section of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SC-PAFF). The meeting was held on November 27, 2017 in Brussels, Belgium.
The European Commission (EC) discussed the revision of the ceramics Directive 84/500/EEC with EU Member States (MS) and stakeholder organizations from the ceramics, glass, and enamel industries, as well as the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC). The EC “clarified at the outset that at present there is no commitment on acting on ceramics,” the summary reads. Further consultation with the MS and stakeholders is necessary “to prepare a possible measure.” The EC informed that “detailed technical consultation will be conducted in 2018.”
The EC also presented background information and the content of Regulation (EU) No 284/2011 addressing the import of polyamide and melamine plastic kitchenware originating in or consigned from the People’s Republic of China including Hong Kong. Lastly, the EC announced the publication of the roadmap on the evaluation of FCM Regulation (EC) 1935/2004 (FPF reported).
Working Group on food contact materials of the toxicological safety section of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SC-PAFF) (December 1, 2017). “Summary – Meeting 27 November 2017.” (pdf)