European Union Enhances the Restriction on the Use of BPA on Food Contact Articles

On February 12, 2018, European Commission published the new requirement, COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2018/213 on the use of bisphenol A in varnishes and coatings intended to come into contact with food and amending Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 as regards the use of that substance in plastic food contact materials

The new requirement restricts the use of surface coating materials on plastics of all food contact materials and articles with a significantly change the specific migration limit to 0.05mg/kg for non-infant articles and the level of “non-detectable” for infant food contact or feeding articles.

For details, please refer to the official European Commission website or




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