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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.

Country/Territory
European Union
Document type
Legislation
Date
1988
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Original source
CELEX-EUR Official Journal L 40, 11 February 1989, pp. 38-44.
Subject
Food & nutrition
Keyword
Food quality control/food safety Packaging/labelling Standards
Geographical area
European Union Countries
Abstract

This Directive shall apply to materials and articles which, in their finished state, are intended to be brought into contact with foodstuffs or which are brought into contact with foodstuffs and are intended for that purpose. Materials and articles must be manufactured in compliance with good manufacturing practice so that, under their normal or foreseeable conditions of use, they do not transfer their constituents to foodstuffs in quantities which could endanger human health, bring about an unacceptable change in the composition of the foodstuffs or a deterioration in the organoleptic characteristics thereof.

Full text
English
Website
europa.eu

References - Legislation

Implemented by

Legislative Decree No. 108 implementing Directive No. 89/109/EEC on materials and tools destined to come into contact with food.

Legislation | Italy | 1992

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Additives, Colours and Sweeteners in Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2000 (S.I. No. 437 of 2000).

Legislation | Ireland | 2000

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Food additives, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

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

Legislation | European Union | 2002

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repealed by

Regulation (EC) No. 1935/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food and repealing Directives 80/590/EEC and 89/109/EEC.

Legislation | European Union | 2004

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX