Standards and Legislation

Here is a summary of the most important directives, regulations, standards and legislation relating to packaging. The table below contains links to further information. A clear graphic overview is available here as a PDF.

Directive / Regulation  Subject
Regulation (EG) No. 1935/2004 Regulation on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. Valid from 27 October 2004. View PDF
Regulation (EG) No. 2023/2006 (GMP) Implementation of 1935/2004 in terms of good manufacturing practice (GMP). Valid from 22 December 2006. View PDF
Regulation (EG) No. 1907/2006 (REACH) incl. Candidate List SVHC Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. From this it follows the implementation of the “Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern for authorisation (SVHC)” from the ECHA.

Regulation View PDF
Candidate List SVHC. View PDF

Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011 Plastic materials and articles intended to come in contact with food. Valid from 14 January 2011. View PDF
Directive (EG) No. 94/62 EU Directive on packaging and packaging waste. Valid from 20 December 1994. View PDF
Swiss Regulation SR 817.023.21 Swiss Directive of EDI (The Federal Department of Internal Affairs) on materials and articles in contact with food. Valid from 23 November 2005. View PDF
CEPE/EuPIA CEPE “Centre for Energy Policy and Economics”. EuPIA “The European Printing Ink Association.” Valid from September 2009. EuPIA
BfR- Recommendations German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment. View PDFs

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