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COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… on the use of bisphenol A in varnishes and coatings intended to come into contact with food and amending Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 as regards the use of that substance in plastic food contact materials
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CHEM Trust (United Kingdom)
Summary and Introduction CHEM Trust welcomes the opportunity to comment on the European Commission’s draft regulation “on the use of bisphenol A in varnishes and coatings intended to come into contact with food and amending Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 as regards the use of that substance in plastic food contact materials”. We have been concerned about the health and environmental impacts of Bisphenol A (BPA) for many years; BPA was first...
Food Contact Additives - a Cefic Sector Group (Belgium)
FCA, the “Food Contact Additives” Sector Group of Cefic, would like offer the following comment on Annex I (3): The request for “the identity of the laboratory responsible for testing” is a significant deviation from the established DoC requirements in Regulation (EU) No 10/2011. We would like to highlight that this information clearly forms part of the Supporting Documentation, which is available to control authorities on request, and has no...
CEPE, Metal Packaging Europe, FoodDrinkEurope, Frucom and PlasticsEurope welcome the publication of the draft Regulation for Bisphenol A in varnishes and coatings and plastics intended to come into contact with food. Among the various food contact materials identified by EFSA in the BPA risk assessment it is essential that plastics and coatings & varnishes for metal packaging are addressed first. It is necessary to ensure that the high...
Euro Coop (Belgium)
Euro Coop welcomes the European Commission’s draft Regulation on Bisphenol A (BPA) in varnishes and coatings as well as in plastics intended to come into contact with food and the opportunity to comment on it. Euro Coop - or the European Community of Consumer Co-operatives - brings together the national associations of consumer co-operatives in 19 European countries. Being its members mainly active in the food retail business, it has a keen...
Institute of Food Science and Technology (United Kingdom)
I am responding on behalf of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) in the UK. The IFST welcome the proposed legislation, which gives clarity in an area where different approaches have been taken by different Member States. The IFST believe that legislation should be risk-based upon scientific evidence, and so welcome the setting of an evidence-based SML for BPA. We appreciate the time spent in collating and assessing the,...
Glass Alliance Europe (Belgium)
For an adequate application of this regulation , it must be clarified that it applied only on FCM in direct contact , as it is already the case in France. Law No. 2010-729 of 30 June 2010, as amended by Law No. 2012-1442 of 24 December 2012, suspends the manufacture of [*] imports, exports [*] and placing on the market free of charge or of any packaging, container or utensil comprising bisphenol A and intended to come into direct contact...