Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/831 amending Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food

Commencement: 25th June 2018

Amends: Regulation (EU) No.10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food


Mini Summary

Plastic materials and articles that come into contact with food may transfer toxic substances to them and may be a risk to human health. This regulation introduces migration limits for substances used in such packaging and lays down conditions for their use to ensure food safety



These Regulations amend Annex I , Table 1 which establishes the list of authorized substances which may be used with food.  It changes the specific migration limit (SML) applicable to the following substance:

  • Perchloric acid, salts €“ SML changed from 0.05 to 0.002; and
  • Phosphorous acid, mixed 2,4-bis (1,1-dimethylpropyl)phenyl and 4-(1,1-dimethylpropyl)phenyltriesters €“ SML changed from 5 to 10.


These Regulations also add the following substance into Annex I, Table 1:

  • 1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphtalene-2,6-dicarboxylic acid, dimethyl ester; and
  • [3-(2,3-epoxypropoxy)propyl]trimethoxy silane.


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