SGS Summarizes EU Proposals Over Quality Control Rules for Food Contact Plastics

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a summary of a proposal by the European Commission (EC) to revise food contact plastics and good manufacturing practice (GMP) regulations.

In March 2024, the EC ran a consultation over a draft regulation that would, if adopted, revise the following pieces of legislation:
– Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011 on food contact plastics
– Regulation (EC) No. 2023/2006 on good manufacturing practice (GMP)

The revisions are designed to strengthen quality control for food contact plastics by ensuring consistency with Regulation (EU) 2022/1616 on recycled plastics and Regulation (EU) No. 528/2012 on biocidal products. In addition, substances obtained from waste and natural materials will be required to meet purity requirements and there will be migration testing requirements for multi-layer materials, including repeat testing. Finally, the proposal adds quality control rules to GMP.

SGS experts publish SafeGuardS to keep stakeholders informed about regulatory and market changes that could impact their business. SafeGuardS 057.24 summarizes the proposals made by the EC and includes a table that provides a helpful overview of the draft regulation’s highlights.

Stakeholders involved in the food contact materials industry are advised to review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 057.24 for more information.    

SGS Food Contact Material Services
SGS’s technical experts have extensive experience of testing materials and articles in contact with food. They can ensure that your products meet the appropriate regulations for food contact materials and pave the way for compliance. SGS offers the full range of testing, including migration tests, along with expert advice on emerging regulations, compliance issues and documentation review. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS’s Food Contact Material Services.

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full EU Consults over Quality Control Rules for Food Contact Plastics SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

Dr. HingWo Tsang
Global Information and Innovation Manager
Tel: (+852) 2774 7420
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