UK Notifies the Amendment of The Proposed Materials and Articles in Contact with Food 2020

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Posted By: Ognjen Djunisijevic

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On November 04, 2020, the Food Standard Agency UK raised consultation on “The Proposed Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Amendment) Regulations 2020”.

The proposed changes would reflect in the following regulations:

  • Commission Regulation (EC) No. 282/2008 on recycled plastic materials intended to come into contact with food (“the Recycling Regulation”)
  • Commission Regulation (EU) No. 2016/1416 (“the revised Plastics Regulation”) amending Commission Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011 (“the Plastics Regulation”) on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food
  • Commission Regulation (EU) No. 2018/213 on the use of bisphenol A in varnishes and coatings intended to come into contact with food (“the BPA Regulation”).

The proposed enforcement measures for Commission Regulation (EU) No. 2018/213 on the use of bisphenol A in varnishes and coatings intended to come into contact with food (“the BPA Regulation”) remains unchanged from the original amendment within the 2018 consultation and reflects on the below areas:

  • With the precautionary principle, the EU Regulation protects vulnerable consumer groups (i.e. infants and young children) from health risk;
  • No migration of bisphenol A shall be permitted from varnishes or coatings applied to materials and articles specifically intended to come into contact with infant formula, follow-on formula, processed cereal-based food, baby food, food for special medical purposes developed to satisfy the nutritional requirements of infants and young children or milk-based drinks and similar products specifically intended for young children.

The consultation period is valid until November 18, 2020.

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