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Food Contact Materials (FCM) Framework Regulation

Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 October 2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food and repealing Directives 80/590/EEC and 89/109/EEC

Scope

The purpose of this regulation is to ensure the effective functioning of the internal market in relation to the placing on the market in the Community of materials and articles intended to come into contact directly or indirectly with food, whilst providing the basis for securing a high level of protection of human health and the interest of consumers. Scope The regulation shall apply to materials and articles, including active and intelligent food contact materials and articles, which in their finished state: (a) are intended to be brought into contact with food or (b) are already in contact with food and were intended for that purposes; (c) can reasonably be expected to be brought into contact with food or to transfer their constituents for food under normal or foreseeable conditions of use.

Exemptions

This regulation shall not apply to: (a) materials and articles which are supplied as antiques (b) covering or coating material (c) fixed public or private water supply equipment

Regulatory activities

Yes, authorisation of substances

Relevant product types

Not applicable

Reference documents

No

Obligations based on CLP hazard class

No

Obligations based on properties of concerns

No

EU-level occupational exposure limits

No

EU-level emission limit values

No

Substance-centric data source(s) at the EU level

No

Industry submission system in place

No

Format for industry submission

No

Owner

EFSA, DG SANTE

Update process

Not specified

Amendments

REGULATION (EC) No 596/2009 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 18 June 2009

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