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Oct 23 – Proposed regulation would set rules on recycled plastics (EU)

From FoodProduction

Informal discussions are taking place on working documents from the Commission, that could go on to form the basis of harmonised EU rules governing plastic materials and articles in contact with food, the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) reported.

Harmonising the rules would make it easier for processors to trade under the same requirements across the EU, where a hodgepodge of regulations exist on the use of recycled plastic by the food sector.

“Under this draft proposal, a system will be put in place that will allow a person or company to apply for an authorisation to use a specified process to recycle food contact plastics for further use in contact with food,” the FSA reported.

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