On August 11, 2020, France published Order of August 5, 2020 to regulate food contact rubber materials and articles, as well as pacifiers for young children (‘new Order’). the main contents are as follows.

Effective date

This regulation takes effect on July 1, 2021, replacing and repealing the Order of November 9, 1994 relating to rubber materials and articles in contact with foodstuffs, food products and drinks.

Transition period

Before the new regulations come into force, food contact rubber materials and products that are placed on the market before July 1, 2021 and meet the requirements of the original regulations can continue to be sold until the inventory is exhausted.

Main revised content

  • Clarified that rubber includes vulcanized thermoplastic elastomers but not silicone elastomers, and clarified the definitions of terms such as synthetic polymers and additives;
  • Revised the list of authorized substances for rubber materials and products used in food contact and rubber pacifiers for infants and young children;
  • Revised the applicable objects of the overall migration limit;
  • Revised the physical and chemical indexes of rubber materials and products;
  • Revised the migration test conditions;
  • Added the compliance judgment principle of rubber materials and products;
  • Added the requirements for the declaration of conformity.
  • The main content of the new regulations

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Order of August 5, 2020 ``The Order on Rubber Materials and Products Used in Food Contact, and Pacifiers for Infants and Young Children''

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