Understanding the Updates to Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 with Eric Andrews
Over the past few months, Color Synthesis Solutions Technical Services Manager Eric Andrews has delved into the updates to Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.
In that time, he produced a five-part blog series that broke down the impact of the regulations in a number of areas.
We’re sharing all five installments in one blog post to make it easier for you to read through and understand.
Updates to EU Regulations on Food Contact Plastic
In his first installment in the series, Eric focused on Primary Aromatic Amines (PAA) and how the regulations apply to this large family of compounds, some of which are carcinogens or are suspected carcinogens.
Updates to EU Regulations on the Presence of Chromium in Food Contact Plastic
Eric covered the regulations regarding metals and how this encompasses a large amount of data. How these relate to chromium specifically is addressed.
Understanding the Updates Made to Annex II
The restructuring of Annex II was the topic in the third installment. Eric looked at the complete overhaul of Annex II and how it served to unpack and analyze the risk in the consumption of specific metals and specific PAA.
Understanding the Updates Made to Annex IV
The fourth installment featured Eric’s take on Annex IV and the “Declaration of Compliance.” This Annex of food contact compliance lacks an officially mandated equivalent by authorities in the United States.
Understanding the Updates Made to Annex V
Finally, the fifth installment tackles Annex V, which outlines the EU’s general approach to migration testing of additives from plastic materials and articles over the course of four chapters.
If you’re interested in learning more about how our team at CSS can help manage these changes for your business, contact Kelly Schaefer.