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Food Contact

ABOUT THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR FOOD LABELS

Food labels have to comply with strict food safety requirements as set out in Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004, and Directive 2002/72/EC related to "plastic materials and articles to come into contact with foodstuffs", as well as Commission Regulation (EC) No 2023/2006 on Good manufacturing practice (GMP) for materials and articles intended to come into contact with food and additional national regulations for food contact materials. Please note that Directive 2002/72/EC will be repealed by the new Regulation (EU No 10/2011) on food contact plastic materials and articles from 1 May 2011.

For more information, FINAT members can consult the Members’ Section.