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Commission Directive 2002/72/EC relating to plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs.

Country/Territory
European Union
Document type
Legislation
Date
2002
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Original source
Official Journal L 220, 15 August 2002, pp. 18-58.
Subject
Food & nutrition
Keyword
Food quality control/food safety Standards Hygiene/sanitary procedures Packaging/labelling
Geographical area
European Union Countries
Entry into force notes
This Directive came into force on 4 September 2002.
Abstract

The text constitutes a specific Directive within the meaning of article 3 of Directive 89/109/EEC. It applies to plastic materials and articles which, in the finished product, are intended to come into contact or are brought into contact with foodstuffs. Nevertheless, this Directive does not apply to materials and articles composed of two or more layers, one or more of which does not consist exclusively of plastics, even if the one intended to come into direct contact with foodstuffs does not consist exclusively of plastic. Plastic materials and articles shall not transfer their constituents to foodstuffs in quantities exceeding 10 milligrams per square decimetre of surface area of material or article. Moreover, only the products obtained by means of bacterial fermentation listed in Annex IV may be used in contact with foodstuffs (art. 5). Eight Annexes are attached. Annex II contains the list of monomers and other starting substances which may be used in the manufacture of plastic materials and articles; Annex III contains a list of addititves which may be used in the manufacture of plastic materials and articles.

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References - Legislation

Implements

Council Directive 89/109/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs.

Legislation | European Union | 1988

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repeals

Commission Directive 92/39/EEC amending Directive 90/128/EEC relating to plastics materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs.

Legislation | European Union | 1992

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Directive 95/3/EC amending Directive 90/128/EEC relating to plastics materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs.

Legislation | European Union | 1995

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Directive 90/128/EEC relating to plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuff.

Legislation | European Union | 1990

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (S.S.I. No. 327 of 2010).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2010

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Packaging/labelling, Standards, Residues, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Wales) Regulations 2009 (W.S.I. No. 481 (W.49) of 2009).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2009

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Packaging/labelling, Standards, Residues, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (England) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 205 of 2009).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2009

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Packaging/labelling, Standards, Residues, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 282/2008 on recycled plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foods and amending Regulation (EC) No. 2023/2006.

Legislation | European Union | 2008

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Hygiene/sanitary procedures

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Plastics and other materials) (Contact with food) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 139 of 2006).

Legislation | Ireland | 2006

Keyword: Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Packaging/labelling, Treated food, Inspection, Offences/penalties, Food quality control/food safety

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ministerial Decree No. 458/2003 amending article 26 of the Food Code in compliance with Council Directive 2002/72/EC relating to plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs.

Legislation | Greece | 2003

Keyword: Codex Alimentarius, Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 776 imposing special conditions on utensils made ​​of polyamide and melamine originating from China and Hong Kong.

Legislation | Denmark | 2011

Keyword: Hazardous substances, International trade, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 3262 of 2002).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2002

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Packaging/labelling, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree amending the Decree on hygiene requirements for products intended to come into contact with foodstuffs and food.

Legislation | Czechia | 2008

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Standards, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (S.S.I. No. 127 of 2008).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2008

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Packaging/labelling, Standards, Residues, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

The Food Contact Materials and Articles Regulations no. 450 of 2004.

Legislation | Cyprus | 2004

Keyword: Beverages, Consumer protection, Food quality control/food safety, Internal trade, International trade, Packaging/labelling, Toxicity/poisoning, Public health, Risk assessment/management, Vending

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Commission Directive 2008/39/EC amending Directive 2002/72/EC relating to plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.

Legislation | European Union | 2008

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Packaging/labelling, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Directive 2007/19/EC amending Directive 2002/72/EC relating to plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.

Legislation | European Union | 2007

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Standards, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Directive 2011/8/EU amending Directive 2002/72/EC as regards the restriction of use of Bisphenol A in plastic infant feeding bottles.

Legislation | European Union | 2011

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Breastfeeding/infant food, Nutrition

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Directive 2004/19/EC amending Directive 2002/72/EC relating to plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs.

Legislation | European Union | 2004

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Directive 2005/79/EC amending Directive 2002/72/EC relating to plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.

Legislation | European Union | 2005

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Standards, Hygiene/sanitary procedures

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 975/2009 amending Directive 2002/72/EC relating to plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs.

Legislation | European Union | 2009

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repealed by

Commission Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.

Legislation | European Union | 2011

Keyword: Packaging/labelling, Food quality control/food safety, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX