SGS Summarizes Revisions to EU Food Contact Plastics Regulation

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a summary of recent revisions to the European Union (EU) Food Contact Plastics Regulation.

Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/1442 was published on July 12, 2023. It amends Tables 1 (Union List) and 2 (Group restriction of substances) in Annex I of Regulation (EU) 10/2011, the Food Contact Plastics Regulation.

Among the changes in the latest revision are:

– Two food contact materials (FCMs) delisted
– Nine FCM substances replaced
– Five new substance entries added
– Three entries in group restrictions replaced
– Three new groups inserted

SGS has published SafeGuardS 089.23 to help stakeholders understand the breadth of these amendments so they can ascertain the impact on their business. It includes a complete breakdown of the insertions, deletions and revisions in the two tables as well as information on the changes affecting a variety of phthalates.

The amendment will enter into force on August 1, 2023. Products in compliance with the current Food Contact Plastics Regulation that are placed onto the market before February 1, 2025, can remain on sale until stocks are exhausted.

Stakeholders should also be aware food contact plastics manufactured with salicylic acid or untreated wood flour or fibers from a specific wood species can still be first placed onto the market after February 1, 2025, subject to defined conditions. This includes the requirement to submit an application for authorization before August 1, 2024.   

Stakeholders are advised to review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 089.23 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 Revises Food Contact Plastics Regulation SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

Dr. HingWo Tsang
Global Information and Innovation Manager
Tel: (+852) 2774 7420
LinkedIn: SGS Connectivity & Products

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