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Roadmap public consultation on FCM policy

The European Commission started a public consultation for an Inception Impact Assessment for the revision of the EU legislation on food contact materials (FCMs). The deadline for feedback is on January 29, 2021.

The background document for the consultation highlights 8 issues intended to be addressed in the legislative revision, including a harmonization of rules for non-plastic items, implementation of the CSS "One substance, one assessment approach", improved flow of information across the supply chain, enhanced enforcement of rules, additional support for SMEs, incentivize innovation by encouraging development of safer and more sustainable alternatives, and more clarity on the rules applicable to a specific product.

Food Packaging Forum has an extensive description of the initiative.