Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food

Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food (“new” Plastics Regulation) is a specific measure within the meaning of Article 5 of Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004.

It consolidates previous EU Regulations and Directives with respect to plastics in food contact, repeals the previous Plastics Directive (2002/72/EC and its amendments), and incorporates a number of technical requirements dealing with migration testing.

This regulation applies to plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. These materials and articles and parts thereof may be composed exclusively of plastics, of several layers of plastics, or of plastics combined with other materials. This regulation does not apply to ion exchange resins, rubber, or silicones.

Placing on the market
Authorized substances
General requirement on substances
Dual use additives
Specific requirements
Declaration of compliance and documentation

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