This Directive shall apply to regenerated cellulose film within the meaning of the description given in Annex I which is intended to come into contact with foodstuffs or which, by virtue of its purpose, does come into such contact and which either: (a) constitutes a finished product in itself; or (b) forms part of a finished product containing other materials. (Art.1, point 2) Annex I: Regenerated cellulose film is a thin sheet material obtained from a refined cellulose derived from unrecycled wood or cotton. To meet technical requirements, suitable substances may be added either in the mass or on the surface. Regenerated cellulose film may be coated on one or both sides.
This Directive shall not apply to synthetic casings of regenerated cellulose. (Article 1, point 3)
Article 6, point 1 Declaration of Compliance. At the marketing stages other than the retail stages, materials and articles made of regenerated cellulose film intended to come into contact with foodstuffs shall be accompanied by a written declaration in accordance with Article 16(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004.
Relevant product types
Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 Directive 93/10/EEC Directive 2002/72/EC Directive 82/711/EEC Directive 85/572/EEC Directive 2002/72/EC
Obligations based on CLP hazard class
Obligations based on properties of concerns
EU-level occupational exposure limits
EU-level emission limit values
Substance-centric data source(s) at the EU level
Industry submission system in place
Not specified for this legislation
Format for industry submission
- Council Directive of 15 October 1984 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to ceramic articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs (84/500/EEC)
- Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 of 14 January 2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food