EUROFINS JUNIO 2019 / MATERIALES EN CONTACTO CON ALIMENTOS

Europe

 

Updated guidance for paper and board in food contact with food


Nowadays, a specific harmonized EU measure which regulates food contact paper and board does not exist. 

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Proposal to add 12 SVHCs to REACH Annex XIV-Authorisation List


On 24th April 2019, the European Commission opened a public consultation on the proposal to add 12 substances of very high concern (SVHCs) to Annex XIV- authorization list of the EU REACH legislation.

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Recent publications by the European Commission


Some recent publications by the European Commission (not exhaustive list).

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Standards Updates


Summary table with some recent standards updates and upcoming dates of withdrawal (non-exhaustive).

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Draft texts notified to the European Commission


Draft document has been recently notified to European Commission.

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France

 

New list of first designated points of introduction Kitchenware


In April 2019, DGCCRF (Direction générale de la concurrence, de la consommation et de la répression des fraudes) published information about import controls on polyamide and melamine kitchen utensils coming from China and Hong Kong, that fall within the scope of Regulation (EU) No 284/2011.

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US

 

Guidance for substances in contact infant formula


On 9th May 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the guidance for Industry about Preparation of Food Contact Notifications for Food Contact Substances in Contact with Infant Formula and/or Human Milk in Federal Register.

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US | New York

 

New York Passed Plastic Bag Ban


Recently, New York’s single-use plastic bag ban was signed into law and will take effect on March 1, 2020.

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US | Maine

 

Ban of polystyrene disposable food service containers


In April, Maine signed a Bill into law, which prohibits the selling or distribution in the State of disposable food service containers composed in whole or in part of polystyrene foam. 

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South Korea

 

Risk Assessment for Food Contact Materials and others


On 17th April 2019, South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety published the notification "Regulations on Risk Assessment Methods and Procedures, etc."

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