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Ceramic Articles Directive

Council Directive of 15 October 1984 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to ceramic articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs (84/500/EEC)

Scope

This Directive is a specific Directive within the meaning of Article 3 of Directive 76/893/EEC. This Directive concerns the possible migration of lead and cadmium from ceramic articles which, in their finished state, are intended to come into contact with foodstuffs, or which are in contact with foodstuffs, and are intended for that purpose (Art.1) This Directive is addressed to Member States (Art.6)

Exemptions

Not specified

Regulatory activities

The quantities of lead and cadmium transferred from ceramic articles shall not exceed the limits laid down below. Declaration of Compliance. At the marketing stages up to and including the retail stage, ceramic articles which are not yet in contact with foodstuffs shall be accompanied by a written declaration in accordance with Article 16 of Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council (1). That declaration shall be issued by the manufacturer or by a seller established within the Community and shall contain the information laid down in Annex III to this Directive. (Art:2a, point 1) Appropriate documentation to demonstrate that the ceramic articles comply with the migration limits for lead and cadmium set out in Article 2 shall be made available by the manufacturer or the importer into the Community to the national competent authorities on request. That documentation shall contain the results of the analysis carried out, the test conditions and the name and the address of the laboratory that performed the testing. (Art.2a, point 2)

Relevant product types

Not applicable

Reference documents

Directive 76/893/EEC Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004

Obligations based on CLP hazard class

No

Obligations based on properties of concerns

No

EU-level occupational exposure limits

No

EU-level emission limit values

No provision

Substance-centric data source(s) at the EU level

Food Contact Material database

Industry submission system in place

No

Format for industry submission

Not applicable

Owner

DG SANTE

Update process

DG SANTE

Amendments

CORRIGENDUM TO: 84/500/EEC: Council Directive of 15 October 1984 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to ceramic articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffsOJ L 114, 27.4.1989, p. 52-52 (ES) CORRIGENDUM TO: 84/500/EEC: Council Directive of 15 October 1984 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to ceramic articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs OJ L 181, 28.6.1989, p. 58-58 (ES, PT) COMMISSION DIRECTIVE 2005/31/EC Text with EEA relevance of 29 April 2005

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