Harmonizing FCM regulation

Conclusions of Luxembourg conference on FCMs published; harmonization of FCM regulation at EU level desired, improvement of risk assessments and declarations of compliance needed

Compliance throughout the food packaging supply chain

Food makers Wrigley and Nestlé highlight need to check compliance of food packaging throughout the supply chain

Compliance of FCMs in Northern Europe

Norden project on compliance of food contact materials publishes results; improved declarations of compliance needed

Spotlight on compliance of plastic resins

Study by regulatory enforcement officers highlights insufficient compliance work by polyolefin producers on migrating substances from plastics intended for food contact

Safety and compliance of FCMs discussed

Interactive seminar focused on the legal requirements and responsibilities of the food contact material supply chain

DG SANCO stakeholder meeting on FCMs

European Commission holds working group meeting on food contact materials with stakeholders from Member States, industry and public interest.

EU plastic guidance

DG Sanco publishes plastic guidance document in support of EC 10/2011

DG SANCO reveals plans for 2014

European Commission working group on food contact materials held meeting in Brussels, new regulation for ceramics expected in 2015, guidance for Declaration of Compliance now available

New FCM database linked to toxicity data

EC meets FCM stakeholders: new Council of Europe list of FCM substances, web application to facilitate DoC reporting

New regulation on ceramics postponed

European Commission’s DG SANCO meets with food contact materials stakeholder group, discusses current issues