News from the EU Commission on food contact materials

EU Commission plans authorization of two new substances for use in food contact plastics, postpones discussions on new ceramics legislation and discusses Declaration of Compliance issues

EU Commission announces annual activities for food contact materials in 2013

Plans include an impact assessment for food contact materials not explicitly regulated on EU level, new migration testing guidelines, an assessment of surface biocide regulation for food contact material use and preparations of a first positive list for active and intelligent materials and as well as of further authorizations of  plastic recycling processes. Ongoing efforts are addressing the revision of the ceramics directive.