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Recently, EU had published an article amending the Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011 for Food Contact Materials (FCM) and replacing it with Regulation (EU) 2016/1416.

According to the amendment, food contact plastics complying with Regulation (EU) 10/2011 as applicable before the entry into force of this Regulation may be placed on the market until September 14, 2017 and may remain on the market until the exhaustion of stocks.

The main impact should be the amendment of migration limits in Heavy Metals, mainly Aluminum and Zinc.  The effective date is September 2018.
                                                      ANNEX II TO REGULATION (EU) 10/2011
                 RELATING TO SPECIFIC MIGRATION LIMITS (IN FOOD OR FOOD SIMULANT)
                                        FOR HEAVY METALS IN FOOD CONTACT PLASTICS
Item Metal Regulation (EU) 2016/1416
amending Regulation (EU) 10/2011
Regulation (EU) 10/2011
1 Aluminum 1 mg/kg Not restricted
2 Barium  1 mg/kg  1 mg/kg 
3 Colbalt  0.5 mg/kg  0.5 mg/kg 
4 Copper 5 mg/kg  5 mg/kg 
5 Iron 48 mg/kg 48 mg/kg
6 Lithium 0.6 mg/kg 0.6 mg/kg
7 Manganese 0.6 mg/kg 0.6 mg/kg
Zinc  5 mg/kg  25 mg/kg 
Effective Date September 14, 2018  May 2011 

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