France – Methodological Document Published for Food Contact Metals and Alloys

The French General Directorate of Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (DGCCRF) has published a methodological document (DM/4B/COM/001) for metals and alloys intended to come into contact with foodstuffs. The DM/4B/COM/001 will be applicable from 1 January 2016, and supersedes the metals and alloys parts in DGCCRF information note 2004-64. The below metals and alloys requirements are included:

  • Non coated stainless steels
  • Aluminium and aluminium alloys
  • Coated
  • Non coated
  • Steel for packaging
  • Non coated steel
  • Tin coated steel
  • Organic coated steel
  • Non coated steel not for packaging
  • Coated steel and stainless steel not for packaging
  • Metallic coated
  • Organic coated
  • Non alloyed cast iron
  • Non coated or metallic coated
  • Organic coated
  • Tin and tin alloys
  • Zinc and zinc alloys
  • Metal and metal alloys with other various coating

It does not apply to enamelled materials, those having an inorganic coating or mineral-organic hybrid coating (such as “sol gels” coatings).

Intertek, 12 January 2016 ;http://www.intertek.com ;