An article published on December 3, 2015 by the news provider Fresh Plaza informs about new regulation adopted in Spain authorizing the use of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or other recycled polymers in plastic materials and articles intended for food contact. The recycled plastics have to meet the following conditions: 1) The recycling process must obtain a favorable scientific opinion by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), 2) regional health authorities must be notified of the manufacture of the recycled material to facilitate official controls, 3) the recycling process used to obtain the recycled PET or other plastic material must follow the manufacturing conditions specified by EFSA, and 4) the recycled plastic containers or materials shall only be used in applications evaluated by EFSA.

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Fresh Plaza (December 3, 2015). “Spain: New regulation for food packaging materials.