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Food Contact Regenerated Cellulose Directive

Commission Directive 2007/42/EC of 29 June 2007 relating to materials and articles made of regenerated cellulose film intended to come into contact with foodstuffs

Scope

This Directive shall apply to regenerated cellulose film within the meaning of the description given in Annex I which is intended to come into contact with foodstuffs or which, by virtue of its purpose, does come into such contact and which either: (a) constitutes a finished product in itself; or (b) forms part of a finished product containing other materials. (Art.1, point 2) Annex I: Regenerated cellulose film is a thin sheet material obtained from a refined cellulose derived from unrecycled wood or cotton. To meet technical requirements, suitable substances may be added either in the mass or on the surface. Regenerated cellulose film may be coated on one or both sides.

Exemptions

This Directive shall not apply to synthetic casings of regenerated cellulose. (Article 1, point 3)

Regulatory activities

Article 6, point 1 Declaration of Compliance. At the marketing stages other than the retail stages, materials and articles made of regenerated cellulose film intended to come into contact with foodstuffs shall be accompanied by a written declaration in accordance with Article 16(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004.

Relevant product types

No

Reference documents

Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 Directive 93/10/EEC Directive 2002/72/EC Directive 82/711/EEC Directive 85/572/EEC Directive 2002/72/EC

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 Materials database

Industry submission system in place

Not specified for this legislation

Format for industry submission

Not applicable

Owner

DG SANTE

Update process

DG SANTE

Amendments

None

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