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News article17 October 2022Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety

Food Safety: Commission consults the public on new rules on Food Contact Materials

EU food safety policy includes rules on food contact materials (e.g. food packaging, kitchen and tableware and food processing equipment).

This initiative aims to modernise the rules, to:

  • ensure food safety & a high level of public health protection
  • reduce the presence and use of hazardous chemicals
  • take account of the latest science & technology 
  • support innovation & sustainability by promoting safe reusable and recyclable solutions, and help reduce the sector’s environmental impact.



Publication date
17 October 2022
Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety