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Regulation 1895/2005/EC
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Directive 2007/42/EC
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Directive 84/500/EEC
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Directive 93/11/EEC
Other Materials

There is a variety of other EU legislation that covers food contact materials and articles.

  • Regenerated cellulose film.  Directive 2007/42/EC covers materials and articles made of regenerated cellulose film that is intended to come into contact with foods.  Substances used to manufacture regenerated cellulose film must be on the list of approved substances.  Printed surfaces may not come into contact with food stuffs.
  • Ceramics.  Directive 84/500/EEC includes limits on lead and cadmium migration and associated test methods.
  • Elastomers and rubbers.  Directive 93/11/EEC addresses the release of N-nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances from pacifiers and related artiles.
  • Epoxies.  Regulation 1895/2005/EC restricting use of certain epoxy derivatives in materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.
  • Other materials.  For many materials such as inks, coatings, rubbers, glass, wood, metals, textiles, and other items, there is no specific EU regulation, but Member States may adopt national regulations.

Like other FCMs, the above materials are subject to Declaration of Compliance (Doc) requirements when intended to come into contact with food.