Compliance Program on European Food Contact Regulation
The Intertek voluntary Program for Compliance against the European Framework Regulation EU 1935/2004 (EC) helps navigate and verify a company's obligation and compliance towards the European Food Contact legislation.
Within the European Union, food contact materials such as packaging, kitchenware, and food processing equipment need to comply with Framework Regulation 1935/2004 (EC), and other relevant regulations. The Framework Regulation lays down the requirements for materials and articles which are intended to come into contact with foodstuffs.
Food contact materials need to be manufactured in compliance with good manufacturing practice (GMP) and they shall not transfer their components into the food in quantities that could endanger human health, change the composition of the food in an unacceptable way, or deteriorate the taste and odor of foodstuffs.
Many companies find it difficult to cope with this regulation, Intertek regulatory experts can advise and assist companies with the implementation of the Framework Regulation 1935/2004 (EC) regulatory requirements.
The Food Contact compliance program includes:
- Guidance and support in setting up a Declaration of Compliance (DoC).
- Necessary tools, resources and information to gain a better understanding of the process.
- Elements which can be selected, from a simplified screening program up to a full style program (including assessment of materials and substances against legislation and the actual migration testing).
The Intertek food packaging, kitchenware and food processors compliance program will help companies in the food retail, food manufacturing, packaging, plastics and kitchenware industry to understand changes and ease the process for ensuring that their food contact materials are in compliance.
Participation into the Compliance Programs will mitigate liability and assure that the users brand image is protected. The Compliance Program also assists companies to comply with the requirements on packaging, kitchenware and other food contact materials according quality standards in the food production e.g. BRC Packaging Standards, the International Featured Standards (IFS) and others.
The programs are designed to help food packing, food contact materials and buying companies to ensure that their product speed-to-market is uninterrupted, by avoiding compliance problems at early stages in the supply chain and rapid problem-solving when issues do occur.
Starting May 1st 2011 the new Plastics Implementation Measure (PIM) has come into force. This regulation, (EU) No 10/2011, has replaced, among others, Directive 2002/72/EC. Intertek experts assist companies in understanding the changes in the regulations and how to implement them within their own product portfolio.
- Download information on the Intertek program for compliance against Framework Regulation 1935/2004 (EC) for packaging and packaging materials
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