WHITE PAPER | Food Processing Equipment and Food Contact Compliance

COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATION (EU) NO 10/2011 FOR PLASTIC FOOD CONTACT MATERIALS

Foods can come into contact with Food Contact Materials throughout the food supply chain (processing, packaging, storage) and so it is important to understand the chemical composition of FCMs and chemical composition and associated migration behaviour.

Commercial and domestic food-processing equipment can include plastic components to support critical process steps such as processing, handling, conserving, packing and storing. These components include hoses, tubes, mixing tools, storage tanks, pipes, filters, conveyor belts and are made from a range of polymers.

In this white paper, our Application Specialist for Food Contact, Hilde Raemen, introduces food contact compliance for food processing equipment and appliances and how to maintain compliance with Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011.