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Newsflash | Europe | Amendment of Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on food contact plastic materials

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

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Europe

 

Amendment of Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on food contact plastic materials

 

On 9th August  2019,  the European Commission published:

 

COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2019/1338 of 8 August 2019 amending Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food

 

The amendment in Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 is:

 

Table 1 : Entry No 1059 is replaced by the following:

‘1059

147398-31-0

Poly((R)-3-hydroxybutyrate-co-(R)-3-hydroxyhexanoate)

no

yes

no

(35)

Only to be used either alone or blended with other polymers in contact with all foods under contact conditions of up to 6 months and/or 6 months and more, at room temperature or below, including hot fill or a short heating up phase. The migration of all oligomers with a molecular weight below 1 000  Da shall not exceed 5,0 mg/kg food.

(23)’

 

Plastic materials and articles complying with Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 as applicable before the entry into force of this Regulation may be placed on the market until 29 August 2020 and may remain on the market until exhaustion of stocks.