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France – Methodological Document Published for Food Contact Metals and Alloys
Vol. 884 | January 12, 2016
The French General Directorate of Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (DGCCRF) has published a methodological document (DM/4B/COM/001) for metals and alloys intended to come into contact with foodstuffs.
The DM/4B/COM/001 will be applicable from 1 January 2016, and supersedes the metals and alloys parts in DGCCRF information note 2004-64.
The below metals and alloys requirements are included:
Non coated stainless steels
Aluminium and aluminium alloys
Steel for packaging
Non coated steel
Tin coated steel
Organic coated steel
Non coated steel not for packaging
Coated steel and stainless steel not for packaging
Non alloyed cast iron
Non coated or metallic coated
Tin and tin alloys
Zinc and zinc alloys
Metal and metal alloys with other various coating
It does not apply to enamelled materials, those having an inorganic coating or mineral-organic hybrid coating (such as "sol gels" coatings).