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More stringent measures for Bisphenol A in food contact materials

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The EU-commission has released Regulation (EU) no. 2018/213 that significantly tightens the restrictions on the use of Bisphenol A in food contact materials. The regulation lowers the specific migration limit for Bisphenol A from 0,6 mg/kg to 0,05 mg/kg and extends the restriction to lacquers and coatings. Furthermore the regulation extends the ban from 2011 on the use of Bisphenol A in products specifically meant for babies and toddlers at the age of 0-3 years. Finally the regulation requires that products with lacquer or coating must be accompanied by a Declaration of Compliance to prove compliance with the food contact legislation.

For further information:

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32018R0213&from=EN

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