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Food Contact Materials | Monthly bulletin | October 2019

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Regulatory news

Italy

 

New amendments for stainless steels and resins


On 16th August 2019, the Decree Nº 72 of May 9 2019 came into effect.

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Denmark

 

Organic fluorinated compounds ban in paper and cardboard


On 2nd September 2019, Danish Ministry of Environment and Food announced its plan to ban per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in paper and cardboard used in food contact materials.

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Germany

 

List of standards under ProdSG updated


On 6th September 2019, in the Joint Ministerial Journal No. 35 the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health announced the references to the standards and other technical specifications identified by the Committee for Product Safety (AfPS) according to the Product Safety Act – ProdSG.

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Update of AfPS PAH Guide


Recently, the German Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) published then new Updated AfPS Guide (AfPS GS 2019:01 PAK) for testing and evaluation of PAHs (Polycyclic Aromatic hydrocarbons) under GS Mark.

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US | San Francisco

 

Ban and restriction for single-use food ware plastics


From 1st July 2019, the Single-Use Food ware Plastics, Toxics, and Litter Reduction Ordinance (File No. 181004) took effect in the City and County of San Francisco.

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US 

 

New substances added to FDA inventory of Effective Food Contact Substances


The following substances have been recently added to the Inventory of Effective Food Contact Substances (FCS) Notifications of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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US | California

 

Proposes to amend toxics limits in recycled glass packaging


Recently, a bill SB 232 was enrolled and presented to the California’s Governor which temporarily increase allowable total heavy metal limits in recycled glass packaging.

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Brazil


Improvement proposal in the registration of products under INMETRO


On 2nd September 2019, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology – INMETRO notified to World Trade Organization (WTO) their proposal Ordinance 404, 28 August 2019.

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India

 

Draft standard for printing inks in food contact materials


On 9th August 2019, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution published a draft standard on printing inks for food packaging (CHD 14 (14457) WC).

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International


Microplastics in drinking water


On 22nd August 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) published a report on microplastics in drinking water (tap and bottled drinking-water and its sources) and their potential health impacts.

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Product Recalls/Alerts


Europe


RASFF (European Commission Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed - Alerts reported by EU national authorities).

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US


From on 21th August until 20th September of 2019, CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) has published the following recalls.

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Commercial news

Webinar "NIAS the huge challenge for the food industry" in German language


Within this webinar you will learn about definitions and legal aspects of NIAS as well as analytical approaches and challenges plus risk assessment tools.

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Seminar "Sustainability of food packaging" in German language


On November 14th you will learn more about sustainability of food packaging at our German speaking seminar.

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