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Recycled Plastics Regulation European Commission Update

Legislation on recycled plastic intended for contact with food sold in markets has been in place since 2008. In addition, there is information showing that such metals also transfer from vitreous FCMs. A revision of the overall EU legislation on FCMs was announced in May 2020 as part of the European Commission’s Farm to Fork Strategy for a fair, healthy and environmentally friendly food system. Further information may be found concerning ongoing and future planned amendments via presentations made available on the FCM Document Library. A link to the amendments that are adopted and published in the Official Journal can be found on the Legislation page.

IMPACT STATEMENT The Commission will introduce an amendment to Regulation 282/2008 in 2021. This amendment is meant to clarify the requirements for production and use of recycled resins, other than PET. The amendment could help to increase the amount of available recycled resin used in food contact articles. These clarifications will allow converters and users of recycled food contact articles to have the confidence they are meeting all safety requirements set forth in the regulations.

Not enough time to search for this kind of information? Check out our Expert Generated Food Contact Report with Subject Matter Expert articles and impact statements. Find more information here.
This comprehensive report was generated using Praedixi (formerly Horizon Scanning), an Artificial Intelligence system, and reviewed for relevance by our Subject Matter Expert team who added their analysis and impact statement. In the Praedixi System, you will find links to the regulatory sources as well as automatic summaries translated into English.

Posted on 24 February 2021