Proposal for a regulation on Recycled Plastic for use in Contact with Food and Amendment to Commission Directive 2002/72/EC
Friday 19 October 2007
Informal discussions are taking place with interested parties at European Union level on working documents from the European Commission, that could go on to form the basis of harmonised European Union rules governing plastic materials and articles in contact with food.
All comments and views should be sent to:
Contaminants, Hygiene, Additives & Shellfish Branch
Food Standards Agency Scotland
6th floor, St Magnus House
25 Guild Street
Aberdeen AB11 6NJ
Tel: 01224 285170
Fax: 01224 285168
Responses are requested by: 28 November 2007
The consultation document attached below describes the current state of play with these two issues, the likely timetable as can best be judged at the moment, and seeks views on the ideas being put forward. You should note that there is no publicly available text for the possible further amendment to Directive 2002/72/EC, so the accompanying document outlines the ideas being discussed at the moment at European level. The proposal on recycled plastics has now formally been placed before the adopting Committee in Brussels. Both are likely to be proposed for adoption in December 2007.
This consultation has been prepared in accordance with the HM Government Code of Practice on Consultation, which states that a consultation must follow better regulation best practice, including carrying out an Impact Assessment (Regulatory Impact Assessment in Scotland). The assessment is included in the consultation documents.
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