Flexible Packaging Europe has built one of the most comprehensive information resources on food contact and legislative affairs for the flexible packaging industry. *The library is accessible available for members only.  Please use the login form on the right to login or contact us for an account.  

Publicly available documents:

FlexAffairs Briefing - regular newsletter with updates on the latest developments in the area of food contact legislation
FPE Code for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for Flexible and Fibre-Based Packaging for Food
Guideline on use of isocyanate-based adhesives in packaging laminates

Library documents*

Legislation and Recommendations for Food Contact Materials (FCM)

EU Legislation
• Commission website and documents
• Key Regulations and Directives
• Repealed EU legislation
• Commission guidance documents
• Links to official bodies, e.g. the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the European Reference Laboratory for Food Contact materials (EURL-FCM) and their publications
• Council of Europe Recommendations and Resolutions
• National Food Contact Legislation
   o In the EU, including Belgian Royal Decrees, Dutch Warenwet, French DGCCRF Guidance, German BfR Recommendations
   o Outside the EU, including Swiss Ordinance, US FDA Regulations Links to other industrial associations,
    their Codes of Practice and Guidelines
• Links to food contact standards (e.g. for aluminium for food contact, CEN standards on migration testing)
• Other documents and links
   o FPE Projects
   o Papers from seminars and conferences
   o Scientific papers

Hygiene Regulations and Standards
Traceability Guidelines
Legislation and Guidelines for Cosmetics Packaging

REACH and CLP Regulations
• EU Legislation
• European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) lists and guidance documents including:
   o Authorisation (Annex XIV)
   o Restrictions (Annex XVII)
   o Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)
   o Registry of Intentions for SVHC, Restriction and CLP proposals)
   o PACT

Biocides Legislation
Solvent Emissions Regulations
Packaging Waste Directive and Essential Requirements

• European level
• National Standardisation Institutions

Overview of Seminars and Conferences related to food contact and legislative affairs

Please note that all the information, links and documents on this website that come from third parties are provided in good faith and as they are published from other sources. Flexible Packaging Europe will not assume any responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of other parties. Members are strongly advised to consult the original sources of documentation in order to obtain definitive versions.