A look at EDQM guidelines for food contact paper and board.
- (1888PressRelease) September 07, 2021 – Stakeholders are reminded that the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & Healthcare (EQDM) has published the first edition of its technical guide, Paper and board used in food contact materials and articles. This supersedes the Council of Europes Policy statement, Version 4 dated February 12, 2009.
Published in May 2021, this publication consists of two parts:
Part I. Council of Europe Resolution CM/Res (2020) 9 on the safety and quality of materials and articles for contact with food
Part II. Technical guide on paper and board used in food contact materials and articles a supplementary guide to Resolution CM/Res (2020) 9 that provides additional requirements for food contact paper and board
Food contact materials (FCM) made from paper and board with additional requirements include:
Baking and filter paper
Stakeholders should be aware recycled materials can be used in the manufacture of these products, except for filter, cooking and baking paper.
The document also includes details of specific migration requirements for a wide range of substances, including bisphenol A (BPA), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP, lead, and primary aromatic amines (PPAs).
For a summary of the requirements in EQDMs technical guide, view SGSs original SafeGuard 116/21.
SGS Food Contact Materials Services
SGSs technical experts have extensive experience of testing materials and articles in contact with food. They can ensure that your products meet the appropriate regulations for food contact materials and pave the way for compliance. SGS offers the full range of testing, including migration tests, along with expert advice on emerging regulations, compliance issues and documentation review. In the end, its only trusted because its tested. Learn more about SGSs Food Contact Materials Services. [http://www.sgs.com/fcm]
SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full EDQM Issues Guideline for Food Contact Paper and Board SafeGuardS. [www.sgs.com/en/news/2021/08/safeguards-11621-edqm-issues-guideline-for-food-contact-paper-and-board]
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