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The European Commission Amends Plastic Food Contact Materials Legislation

The European Commission Amends Plastic Food Contact Materials Legislation

On April 28, 2017, the European Commission issued Regulation 2017/752, amending Regulation 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. The main changes include (i) new limits for some substances that are authorized in plastic food contact materials, (ii) a maximum migration level for nickel: 0.02 mg/kg of food, and (iii) an amendment to the rules for the use of food stimulants that are assigned for the testing of overall migration. The regulation is set to become applicable in May 2018.

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