Plastics in contact with food Regulation Annexes I and II amended

European Commission Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food has been amended as per Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1416 of 24 August 2016. Commission Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food establishes specific requirements applicable to the manufacture and marketing of plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. These requirements supplement the general provisions laid down in Regulation (EC) No. 1935/2004 on materials and articles used for the packaging of food. Only the substances included in the Union list of authorised substances (Annex I, Table 1) may be intentionally used in the manufacture of plastic materials and articles. Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1416 inserts 10 new substances and revises 25 existing substances in Annex I. General restrictions related to plastic materials and articles are laid down in Annex II. Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1416 adds a new migration limit for Aluminium [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][CAS# 7429-90-5] of 1 mg/kg food and reduces the migration limit for Zinc [CAS# 7440-66-6] from 25 mg/kg food to 5 mg/kg food.

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