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  1. EU: The 6th amendment to the Plastics Regulation on food contact materials and articles
  2. Issue Date:2017-02-08 18:01
  3. On 24 August 2016, the European Commission (EC) published Regulation (EU) No 2016/14161 in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), amending and correcting Regulation (EU) No 10/20112 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food (`The Plastics Regulation¨). 

    Plastic materials and articles which have been lawfully placed on the market before 14 September 2016 may be placed on the market until 14 September 2017 and may remain on the market after that date until exhaustion of stocks. The provisions on the specific migration limits for aluminum and for zinc and the assignments of food simulants fresh and peeled fruits and vegetables will apply on 14 September 2018.