On May 1, 2017 the new Swiss national food law entered into force (FPF reported). The food law includes the ordinance on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. Annexes 2, 9, and 10 of the ordinance, containing positive lists of substances to be used in the manufacture of plastic articles, silicone articles, and printing inks, respectively, have been updated. On the Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office’s website a logbook of changes regarding the positive list for printing inks is available. Several substances have been removed from the list due to their carcinogenic, mutagenic, or reprotoxic (CMR) properties. Examples include 2-methoxy-ethanol (CAS 109-86-4), aniline (CAS 62-53-3), dimethylformamide (68-12-2), and diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP, CAS 84-69-5). The biocide triclosan (CAS 3380-34-5) has also been deleted from the list.
Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (April 27, 2017). “Materials and articles in contact with food.”
Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (April 27, 2017). “Packaging.”