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Glass packaging for food contact: One set of harmonised testing methods

Brussels, 16 November 2016

The European container glass industry calls upon the European Commission to develop harmonized legislation for glass packaging materials intended for food contact in the context of the EC Roadmap on reviewing the food contact legislation. The European Directorate for Quality of Medicine (EDQM) of the Council of Europe already started to work on harmonized rules for glass as food contact material. The considerable work carried out by the EDQM is an excellent basis for the Commission to quickly come forward with specific legislation. Furthermore, and in line with EFSA’s published opinion, FEVE recommends that the evaluation of materials for food contact application should focus on the testing of finished food contact materials and/or articles and the manufacturing process used, rather than concentrating on the substances used to produce the food contact material.

See full position paper of 17 October 2016



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