Global Legislation for Food Packaging Materials

Global Legislation for Food Packaging Materials

By: Rob Veraart (editor), Rinus Rijk (editor)Hardback

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Providing a truly global overview of legislation in all major countries, this practical volume contains the information vital for manufactures of food contact materials and food producers, facilitating a comparison of the requirements and making mutual requirements easier to identify. It covers not only plastics but also other food contact materials, such as paper, board, coatings, ceramics, cork, rubber, and textiles.

About Author

Dr Rob Veraart obtained his academic degree from the University of Amsterdam and a Ph.D. from the Free University of Amsterdam. He is working as a staff scientist at Keller and Heckman LLP, Brussels, Belgium, in the field of EU, EU Member State and FDA legislation in relation to food contact materials. Prior to joining Keller and Heckman LLP, he worked at TNO Quality of Life, Zeist, The Netherlands for eight years. He was a project manager and was responsible for projects concerning the demonstration of the compliance for food contact materials in accordance to several food contact legislations including FDA, EU, German, Dutch and France legislation. He is responsible for the updating of the booklet ?Verpakkingen- en gebruiksartikelen?, a part of the ?Warenwet?, published by Koninklijke Vermande, which is a compilation of published Dutch regulations on food contact materials. In addition to this he is the editor of the website Rinus Rijk has worked for over 40 years at TNO Quality of life, Zeist, The Netherlands. He spent most of this time in the development of analytical methods for the determination of migration from food contact materials. For the last 15 years at TNO, he was mainly involved in the development of legislation of food contact materials at EU and national level. He has evaluated many dossiers that were provided to the SCF, EFSA and the Dutch G4 Commission for authorization of new substances in food contact materials. Based on the results of the EU project, Actipak, he drafted proposals for the legislation of active and intelligent materials which has resulted in an EU regulation on this subject. Since his early retirement in 2006, he has been working as an independent advisor to Keller and Heckman LLP.


Preface EU LEGISLATION Introduction Community Legislation Specific National Legislation Future Trends PETITIONING REQUIREMENTS AND SAFETY ASSESSMENT IN EUROPE Introduction EFSA and its Role in Safety Evaluation of Food ContactMaterials Evaluation Process of a Food Contact Substance Public Access to Data COUNCIL OF EUROPE RESOLUTIONS Introduction Activity of CoE in the 1960s-1970s EU Activity and Relationship Between EU and CoE Resolutions of the CoE Status of the Packages (Resolutions, Guidelines, and TechnicalDocuments) Transportation of the Resolutions, Guidelines, and TechnicalDocuments The Future of the CoE Conclusions NATIONAL LEGISLATION IN GERMANY Introduction Legel Assessment of Different Materials Classes in FoodContact THE FRENCH REGULATION ON FOOD CONTACT MATERIALS Introduction Integration of European Directives and Regulations on Food ContactMaterials into the French Regulation Specific French Legislation on Plastic Materials Intended to Comein Contact with Food Supplementary French Legislation on Materials other than PlasticsIntended to Come in Contact With Food French Regulation on Coatings Coming into Contact withFoodstuffs French Regulation on Coloring Matters Used on or Within FoodPackaging in Contact with Food French Regulation on Requests for Authorization of Use ofConstituents of Materials and Articles in Contact with Food Conclusion DUTCH LEGISLATION ON FOOD CONTACT MATERIALS Introduction Plastics Paper and Board Rubber Metals Glass and Glass Ceramics Ceramics and Enamels Textiles Regenerated Cellulose Wood and Cork Coatings Colored Materials Calculations NATIONAL LEGISLATION IN ITALY Introduction Decrees on General Principles Decrees on Specific Materials How to Get the List and the Text of the Italien Legislation SWITZERLAND Legislative System Food Contact Materials and Articles Conclusions LEGISLATION ON FOOD CONTACT MATERIALS IN THE SCANDINAVIAN COUNTRIESAND FINLAND Introduction Legislation in Denmark Legislation in Finland Legislation in Norway Legislation in Belgium Legislation in Sweden CODE OF PRACTICE FOR COATINGS IN DIRECT CONTACT WITH FOOD Introduction Contents of the Code of Practice Main Points of the Code of Practice How can the Code of Practice be Applied? Conclusions ESTIMATING RISKS POSED BY MIGRANTS FROM FOOD CONTACTMATERIALS Introduction Hazard Assessment Exposure Assessment FACET: Overview of Food Contact Material Work Package andInteractions with Other Work Packages Conclusions COMPLIANCE TESTING, DECLARATION OF COMPLIANCE, AND SUPPORTINGDOCMENTATION IN THE EU Introduction Composition of the FCM Selection of Contact Conditions Migration Experiments Residual Content Miscellaneous Declaration of Compliance and Supporting Documentation FOOD PACKAGING LAW IN THE UNITED STATES Introduction FDA Rules and Regulations Exemptions The Food Contact Notification System: An Outgrowth of the FoodAdditive Regulation System for Food Contact Substances The Food Additive Petition Process Conclusions FOOD PACKAGING LAW IN CANADA ? DRAFT Introduction The Legal Structure The Regulatory Scheme Enforcement Conclusions FOOD PACKAGING LEGISLATION IN SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA South America Mexico Central America Cuba Conclusions ISRAEL?S LEGISLATION FOR FOOD CONTACT MATERIALS: SET FOR THE GLOBALMARKETS Introduction The Standards: Legislative Process in Israel Technical and Expert Forums at SII Voluntary Standards and ?Compulsory ? Official Standards? Food Contact SI-5113 Provisions Documentation Requirements Approved Test Laboratories in Israel Introducing the New Standard in Israeli Imports of Packaging Materials into Israel Global Israeli Approach to Food Contact Legislation Kosher Regulations Implementation Issues (FAQ) Guiding Principles RULES ON FOOD CONTACT MATERIALS AND ARTICLES IN JAPAN Introduction The Food Sanitation Law Specifications and Standards for Food and Food Additives(Notification No. 370) The Ordinance of Specifications and Standards for Milk and MilkProducts The Food Safety Basic Law and Relationship with the Food SanitationLaw Industrial Voluntary Rules Sheets of Confirmation with Compliance Conclusions CHINA FOOD CONTACT CHEMICAL LEGISLATION SUMMARY Introduction Current Status China Food Safety Regulatory Entity Regulations and Rules under the China Food Hygiene (Sanitary)Law Hygiene Standards on Food Container and Packaging Material Hygiene Standards for Food Contact Substance (IndirectAdditive) Update in China Food Contact Chemical Legislation and Forecast onFuture Other Food Packaging Material-Related Regulation in China:Requirements for Local Manufacturing and Import of Food ContactMaterials PRINCIPLE ISSUES IN GLOBAL FOOD CONTACT: INDIAN PERSPECTIVE The Indian Subcontinent: A Study in Contrast Food Contact Legislation General Guidelines Condition for Sale and Licence Packing and Labeling of Foods Indian Standards for Direct Food Contact Methods of Analysis and Determination of Specific and OverallMigration Limits Acceptability Criteria Future SOUTHEAST ASIA FOOD CONTACT Singapore Malaysia Thailand Conclusions LEGISLATION ON FOOD CONTACT MATERIALS IN THE REPUBLIC OFKOREA Introduction Food Sanitation Act Food Code Data and Information Required for Submission of Food ContactMaterial Prior to Use Labeling Standard for Food and Food Additives Requirements for Importing Food Contact Materials The Future Directions for Packaging Material Regulations AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND Introduction Australia Australia?s Regulatory Framework Enforcement The State Food Authority New Zealand New Zealand?s Regulatory Framework Relationship with Codex Food Contact Legislation Recycled Material Food Recall Examples Under Section 1.4.3 of the FSANZ Code Conclusions

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  • ISBN13: 9783527319121
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 414
  • ID: 9783527319121
  • weight: 916
  • ISBN10: 3527319123

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