In an article published on February 13, 2019, news provider Chemical Watch informs about France’s notification to the European Commission (EC) of planned amendments to rules on rubber materials and articles intended to come in contact with foodstuffs, as well as on pacifiers for infants.

According to the notification, the amendments will:

  • update the lists of authorized components as well as the restrictions and specifications applicable to these components;
  • adapt methods for verifying the conformity of rubber materials and articles;
  • specify the obligations relating to technical documentation and provide a model for the declaration of conformity

In September of last year, the French National Assembly also voted to adopt an amendment that bans plastic containers used for cooking, heating, and serving food in child care, school, and university catering services from January 2025 (FPF reported).

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Chemical Watch (February 13, 2019). “France notifies EU Commission of proposed rubber FCM changes.

EC (February 12, 2019). “Arrêté relatif aux matériaux et objets en caoutchouc destinés à entrer en contact avec des denrées alimentaires et aux sucettes pour nourrissons et enfants en bas-âge.(in French)