The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) has published the first edition of the technical guide entitled “Paper and board used in food contact materials and articles”. This guidance document is expected to improve the protection of consumers against contaminants (metals, antioxidants, stabilisers, etc.) potentially released by materials in contact with food (packaging, containers, plates, cups, straws, etc.). It also aims to support the harmonisation of regulatory approaches to consumer health protection across Europe.
May 20, 2021