EU amends proposal for BPA in food contact materials

02 October 2017

On September 6, 2017, the World Trade Organization (WTO) circulated a notification announcing a proposal from the European Union (EU) to amend its draft legislation on bisphenol A (BPA) in ‘food contact plastics’ and ‘food contact varnished or coated materials and articles’. This latest amendment contains a number of important changes.
According to the latest proposal, food contact plastics and food contact varnished or coated materials and articles which were (lawfully) placed on the market before the effective date may remain on the market until stocks are exhausted.
If approved, the new law could become effective in late 2018 (SGS Safeguards, 11 September 2017).
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