Publication of the amendments to the Food Contact Guidelines

Feb 26, 2021

The first revision of the Food Contact Guidelines for the Compliance of Paper and Board Materials and Articles is now available. 

On April 2019 the paper and board manufacturing industry, as well as converting sectors including the tissue industry published the new voluntary ‘Food Contact Guidelines for the Compliance of Paper and Board Materials and Articles’ as an evolution of the former ‘Industry Guideline’. Those Guidelines are intended to provide a methodology for the demonstration of the suitability of Paper and Board Materials and articles for a variety of food contact applications.  

After almost two years from the publication of the Guidelines, the P&B supply chain has defined a series of amendments that:  

  • Implement the changes that have taken place in the German BfR Recommendation XXXVI on Paper and Board for food contact for Aluminium and Bisphenol A 
  • Intend to provide a clearer interpretation of the rules on Declaration of Compliance  
  • Correct two typos on wrong internal references

The amendments are described in the following corrigendum that becomes, as a consequence, an integral part of the Guidelines. 

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