Substances in contact with food

Many articles and substances come into contact with food. 


Just think of the packaging, the containers, and our kitchen appliances and utensils. Strict EU legislation (Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004) ensures that chemicals that pose a risk to our health cannot be transferred from these objects to our food.

There are specific regulations on plastics, ceramics and recycled plastics entering into contact with food:

  • plastics: Regulation (EU) No 10/2011
  • ceramics: directive 84/500/EC
  • recycled plastics: Regulation (EC) No 282/2008

For more information click here.

The EU information brochure can be downloaded here.