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Annual report 2014 of the EURL-FCM on activities carried out for the implementation of Regulation (EC) no 882/2004

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This annual report presents the activities of the EURL FCM in 2014 under the Administrative Agreement N °SANCO 2014/FOOD SAFETY/083-Food Contact Materials" (Ref. JRC: 33483 EURL FCM IX). The work programme 2014 for the European Union Reference Laboratory for Food Contact Materials was established in consensus with the Network of National Reference Laboratories (NRLs) and DG Consumers and Food Safety (SANTE). The JRC organised five Interlaboratory comparisons (dry foods, identification of polymers, metals from plastics, metals from ceramics, surface area). It developed new tests for ceramics towards future limits. It produced a guidance on surface measurements and compliance. It organised 2 trainings on exposure to food chemicals and on upcoming JRC migration testing guidelines for the Regulation on plastics (EU) 10/2011. It developed a repository of more than 400 substances and 300+ methods to improve compliance of substances under Reg. (EU) 10/2011.