9 August 2019, the Official Journal of the European Union released a directive (EU) 2019/1338 to amend the regulation (EU) 10/2011 on Food Contact Plastic Materials and Articles. This directive shall take into effect on 29 August 2019.

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In Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 10/2011, the entry of Table 1 concerning FCM substance No 1059 is replaced by the following:

FCM No.

CAS No.

Substance

Restrictions and norms

1059

147398-31-0

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

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 1000 Da shall not exceed 5.0 mg/kg food.


Plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food 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.

C&K Testing remind enterprises to pay attention to the regulation on food contact plastic material and products, and fulfil the obligations.


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