EU: JRC report on Non-harmonised food contact materials

16 February 2017

The aim of this work is to support DG Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) with a baseline study on non-harmonised Food Contact Materials (FCMs). The study aimed to analyse the existing regulatory frameworks at national or sectorial level to demonstrate compliance with the general safety requirements for materials not harmonised at EU level.
The study found a gap in quantitative indicators to evaluate in more depth efficiency (including burden and barriers to trade) and for food safety particularly in regards to effectiveness. This investigation was initiated as support to DG SANTE to conduct an (ex-post) evaluation and exploring options (EU Science Hub, 19 January 2017).
Click here for more information about the report.
Click here to download the full report (9.8 MB).
Click here for more information about the online NVC E-Workshop Food Contact Materials Legislation.

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