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FCM Document Library

Please note: Documents provided on this page should not be interpreted as presenting a final opinion of the European Commission. They may reflect discussions in the context of the Expert Working Group on Food Contact Materials of the Toxicological Safety section of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SC-PAFF) or meetings with stakeholders. Please note that the historical nature of some documents also means that the situation may have changed. Any documents provided by third parties, including presentations and correspondence are provided here for reason of transparency only. The publication of these documents does not imply an endorsement by the Commission of the content and positions expressed therein.

Documents related to current or past FCM discussions, consultations and initiatives

SubjectDateSummary/explanationDocument
Working Group on Food Contact Material of the Toxicological Safety Section of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed19-20 September 2022Agenda of the meetingAgenda
General FCM DiscussionPresentation
Workshop on new Recycling RegulationPresentation
Working Group on Food Contact Material of the Toxicological Safety Section of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed27 June 2022Agenda of the meetingAgenda
DiscussionPresentation
Working Group on Food Contact Material of the Toxicological Safety Section of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed5 March 2022Agenda of the meetingAgenda
New Recycling RegulationPresentation
Working Group on Food Contact Material of the Toxicological Safety Section of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed7-8 February 2022Agenda of the meetingAgenda
16th amendmentPresentation
DiscussionPresentation
Initiative on ceramics and vitreous FCMsPresentation
Working Group on Food Contact Material of the Toxicological Safety Section of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed7-8 December 2021Agenda of the meetingAgenda
Presentation on the recast of Regulation (EC) 282/2008 on plastic recyclingPresentation
Update on the impact assessment on ceramic and vitreous FCMsPresentation
Presentation on EU action on melamine-bamboo FCM under the Food Fraud NetworkPresentation
Update by Finland of Finnish action regarding melamine-bamboo FCMPresentation
Working Group on Food Contact Material of the Toxicological Safety Section of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed29 June 2021Agenda of the meetingAgenda
Presentation provided on the main agenda pointsPresentation
Working Group on Food Contact Material of the Toxicological Safety Section of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed26–27 April 2021AgendaAgenda
Presentation on kitchenware guidelinesPresentation
EU action on melamine-bamboo FCM under the Food Fraud NetworkPresentation
Cyclo-di-BADGE in can coatings (BE)Presentation
Presentation provided on the main agenda pointsPresentation
Working Group on Food Contact Material of the Toxicological Safety Section of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed11–12 February 2021AgendaAgenda
Presentation provided on the main agenda pointsPresentation
Presentation on the impact assessment on ceramic and vitreous FCMsPresentation
Presentation on the FCM revisionPresentation
Presentation by the consultancy Valdani Vicari & Associati on a study supporting the impact assessment on ceramic and vitreous FCMs.Presentation
Working Group on Food Contact Material of the Toxicological Safety Section of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed9-10 November 2020AgendaAgenda
Presentation provided on the main agenda pointsPresentation
Presentation on Council of Europe Resolution on food contact materials and articlesPresentation
Update on Cross Sector Group activitiesPresentation
Use of bamboo in plastic FCMs23 June 2020Summary of discussions of the Expert Working Group on Food Contact Materials on the use and placing on the market of plastic food contact materials and articles containing ground bamboo or other similar constituents (updated document following discussion of point A.08 during the PAFF Committee on toxicological safety on 23 June 2020)Note
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Working Group on Food Contact Material of the Toxicological Safety Section of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed24-25 February 2020AgendaAgenda
Summary: State of play on the FCM evaluation and ceramics filesSummary
Presentation provided on the 15th and 16th amendment, asking for views on specific matters potentially considered for the 16th amendmentPresentation
Presentation on Phthalates survey in support of the phthalates discussion under the 16th amendmentPresentation
Presentation on recycling, asking for views on specific matters possibly considered for the first amendment to Regulation (EU) No 282/2008 following the outcome of the consultation in November/December 2019.Presentation
Meeting with industry6 September 2019Copy of presentations given in support of the discussionsPresentation
FCM evaluation28 November 2017The Roadmap sets out the initiative for the evaluation of FCM legislationEvaluation and Fitness Check Roadmap
Ceramic FCMs27 November 2017The presentation was given to EU countries to facilitate discussions during the Expert Working Group of the PAFF on FCMsCeramics Presentation
JRC Baseline Study14–15 September 2017The presentation provides an overview of the report and the findingsFCM Baseline study
Multiple subjects30 January 2017The presentation provided an overview of FCM issues to European Professional AssociationsWG Food Contact Materials
Migration Guidelines for non-plastic FCMs9 September 2016The presentation was given by European Professional Association to DG SANTE and EU countriesMigration Guidelines for non-plastic CFMs
EFSA Scientific opinion on risk assessment9 September 2016The presentation features comments and proposals from EuPC and FPEComments and Proposals from EuPC and Flexible Packaging Europe
GMP9 September 2016The presentation was given by EuPIA on GMPEuPIA GMP Presentation
Multiple subjects30 October 2015The presentation provided an overview of FCM issues to European Professional AssociationsWorking Group IND
Guidelines on Compliance Testing28 July 2015The document was submitted from European Professional Associations (Plastics Coordination Group) on the draft GuidelinesGuidelines document