EP: More specific measures for food contact material groups
On 6 November, the ENVI committee held an Exchange of Views on food contact materials (FCMs) with the Commission. Regulation (EC)1935/2004 constitutes the legal framework for food contact materials (FCMs). It allows the Commission to set specific measures for any of the 17 materials set out in the Annex.
In a resolution of 6 October 2016, the EP already called for the adoption of such EU measures (prioritising paper and board, varnishes and coatings, metals and alloys, printing inks and adhesives). The EP also pointed out other shortcomings in the implementation and enforcement of the legislation in place and asked for an improved risk assessment (European Parliament, 2 November 2017).
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