EFSA LAUNCHES HEALTH CONTROLS ON RECYCLED PLASTIC FOOD AND DRINK PACKAGING

BY KEITH NUTHALL

RECYCLING companies wanting to use shredded waste plastics to make bottles or other containers will have to follow new European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) guidelines on ensuring these materials are safe for consumers.
The European Union (EU) agency has advised on a mandatory assessment that must be carried out on companies wanting to manufacture such food and drinks packaging. A new EU plastics regulation EC/282/2008 requires recycled plastics touching drinks or food must be made by processes assessed for safety by EFSA, ...


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