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.
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.
Recent publications by the European Commission
Some recent publications by the European Commission (not exhaustive list).
Summary table with some recent standards updates and upcoming dates of withdrawal (non-exhaustive).
Draft texts notified to the European Commission
Draft document has been recently notified to European Commission.
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.
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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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.