15th amendment update | Important regulations for the packaging industry
New food contact safety regulations in effect
Since September 23rd, 2022 the 15th amendment* to the European regulation on food contact materials, has come into effect. This has significant effects on the entire supply chain for plastic products that are intended to come into contact with food.
Declaration of Compliance (DoC)
This 15th amendment has increased the demands on (intermediate) suppliers as well as producers of finished articles, increasing the number of substances that have limitations, and extending the mandatory information required in the Declaration of Compliance (DoC) in order to be compliant.
Approved raw materials
Holland Colours has made a considerable effort to be able to help customers to be compliant. Our experts have assessed the supplied information and have only approved raw materials that meet the strict requirements of the new amendment. Based on this, we have selected our raw materials only from suppliers that have their paperwork in order and are able to provide the necessary information.
Currently, all existing and newly developed products from Holland Colours that are supplied within the EU for food contact applications only contain 15th amendment compliant raw materials and are fit for use. We have also assessed the effect of our own processes via internal and external analysis, and these results are included in our DoC.
Currently, all existing and newly developed products from Holland Colours that are supplied within the EU for food contact applications only contain 15th amendment compliant raw materials and are fit for use.
Specialized software for DoC's
To be able to provide our customers with fast and up-to-date information, we implemented a new software tool in which we collect and update all our raw material data. This tool allows us to assess the information accurately for recipes and swiftly provide our customers with a DoC and sufficient information to perform their own assessment of the final product.
Let's discuss concerns and questions
We can imagine you might have questions. Come and talk to us in person. We hope to see you at our stand at the K-Fair 2022 in Düsseldorf (Hall 8a / D41) where our experts will be present to help you with the challenges of the 15th amendment.
*(Comission Regulation (EU) 2020/1245 of September 2nd 2020 amending and correcting Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011)