On September 15, 2022, the European Commission adopted the new regulation on recycled plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food, (EU) 2022/15XX. The regulation applied as of October 10, 2022. Will the new legal concept of a regulation push the boundaries where the directive failed? In our seminar, we explain the new structure of the new legislation and provide you with the details of the new concept.
Before consumption, food comes into contact with many materials and articles during its production, processing, storage, preparation, and serving. Food Contact Materials (FCMs) and articles of course are not just restricted to packaging but include as well machinery to process food.
Elements of food contact materials that could migrate from these materials into the food may affect the chemical safety of the food and more important may affect human health as well as the quality of the food, its taste, smell, and appearance.
On September 15, 2022, the European Commission officially adopted the new regulation on recycled plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food, (EU) 2022/15XX. The regulation applied as of October 10, 2022.
The new regulation requires the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). The EFSA assesses and, if appropriate, authorizes “suitable” safe plastic recyclates. “Suitable” in terms of the regulation means traditional as well as novel recycling technologies “capable of producing safe plastic recyclates”. Moreover, the EFSA also outlines quality control and enforcement. New technologies of decontamination are supposed to increase the volumes of recycled plastics applicable for food contact.
Will the novel-technology open the doors to make the circular economy for food plastic recycling come true?
Will the new legal concept of a regulation push the boundaries where the directive failed?
The seminar content at a glance
Explanation of the new structure of the new legislation
Provision of details of the new concept
Clarification of the key questions listed above
The regular fee is 290 € plus VAT. Participation is free of charge for dvi members.