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  • The Nordic report on paper and board food contact materials (after this referred to as this document) is elaborated for, manufacturers and other business operators in the production chain. The document should ensure that the end-product does not constitute a risk to health and by all other means are produced in accordance with Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 October 2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food and repealing Directives 80/590/EEC and 89/109/EEC (after this referred to as Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004). As long as it is not transposed into national legislation in the Nordic Countries, the fulfilment of the requirements in this document is not mandatory. Consequently industry may also find other ways of fulfilling requirements in Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 Article 3.

  • This document is elaborated for, manufacturers, other business operators and interested parties in the production chain. The document should ensure that the end-product does not constitute a risk to health and by all other means are produced in accordance with Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004. This document may also provide a help to national enforcement authorities and laboratories. As long as it is not transposed into national legislation in the Nordic Countries, the fulfilment of the requirements in this document is not mandatory.

  • This document applies to materials and articles, including active and intelligent materials and articles, constituted of paper and board (excluding nonwovens) which may comprise one or more layer(s) of fibres and are placed in contact with foodstuffs, are intended to come into contact with or can reasonably be expected to be brought into contact with food or to transfer their constituents to food under normal or foreseeable conditions of use. A plastic layer, or a layer of any other material, such as aluminium, waxes or paraffins applied to the paper and board is excluded from the requirements in this document. When the materials and articles consist of two or more layers, exclusively or not exclusively made of paper and board, any layer which is composed of paper and board must fulfil the requirements of this document, unless separated from the foodstuffs by a functional barrier to migration. A definition of properties for a functional barrier is defined in Annex No. 1 to this document

  • Paper and board are manufactured from cellulose-based natural fibres from bleached and unbleached fibre material. Recycled fibre materials may also be used in accordance with Chapter 6 of this document. In addition paper and board may contain functional additives and synthetic fibres. Paper and board may also contain other treatment agents and polymeric binders for organic and inorganic pigments.

  • At the marketing stages other than the retail stage, materials and articles as well as the substances intended for the manufacturing of these materials and articles, shall be accompanied by a compliance declaration in accordance with Article 16 of Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004.

  • Materials and articles shall fulfil Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004, Article 17, with respect to traceability. Requirements on traceability in CoE Res AP (2002) 1 – TD 4 shall also be respected.

  • Paper and board used for all food contact applications under normal or foreseeable conditions of use should meet the conditions in this chapter.

  • Paper and board produced with recycled fibres can be used as food contact materials if it originates from specified qualities of recovered paper and board which has been subjected to appropriate processing and cleaning, provided that the finished materials comply with the specifications in this chapter.

  • This annex is harmonized with the definition of functional barrier of plastic materials and articles in Directive 2007/19/EC (4th amendment of Directive 2002/72/EC). Future leglisative work may require changes in the definition of a functional barrier in this document.