Food Contact Materials – How to Ensure Food Safety and Technological Innovation in the Future?

31-03-2016

The document summarises the presentations and discussions which took place in the course of the workshop on Food Contact Materials, held on 26 January 2016. The aim of the workshop was to provide background information and advice for the members of the ENVI Committee and to provide input for the EP draft implementation report on Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004. At the workshop, many of the speakers - including representatives of NGOs, industry and academia - called for further harmonisation of legislation governing food contact materials. As regards non-harmonised food contact materials, there was a general agreement regarding the need for EU level guidelines to support the risk assessment, enforcement and compliance of such materials.

The document summarises the presentations and discussions which took place in the course of the workshop on Food Contact Materials, held on 26 January 2016. The aim of the workshop was to provide background information and advice for the members of the ENVI Committee and to provide input for the EP draft implementation report on Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004. At the workshop, many of the speakers - including representatives of NGOs, industry and academia - called for further harmonisation of legislation governing food contact materials. As regards non-harmonised food contact materials, there was a general agreement regarding the need for EU level guidelines to support the risk assessment, enforcement and compliance of such materials.