Code of Practice

Guide for Testing Conformity of Food Packaging Materials with Food Regulations (Code of Practice)/Maintenance and Closing of the Guide

Workgroup: Compliance of Packaging Material

Scientific Partners and Guidance:

  1. ONUSSEIT Consulting; Dr. Hermann Onusseit
  2. Fraunhofer-Institut für Verfahrenstechnik und Verpackung; Dr. Angela Störmer

Financiation: IVLV
Duration: 2015

Due to the EU harmonisation process and the globalisation of the markets the food regulatory requirements for food packaging materials get more and more complicated. The producers of food contact materials and articles are responsible for assurance and testing the compliance of their products with the food regulatory requirements. The continuous enlargement of the European legislation for food contact materials entails that more and more substances (starting substances and additives) get migration limits, which have to be observed over the whole production. To save expensive testing costs and to maintain or improve the competitiveness of the packaging industry, it is necessary to develop testing strategies for showing food regulatory compliance with optimised expense.