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CEPE Publishes Code of Practice for Direct Food Contact Coating

November 17, 2006

CEPE Publishes Code of Practice for Direct Food Contact Coatings
CEPE has published a “Code of Practice for Coated Articles where the Food Contact Layer is a Coating.” The code of practice prepared by the CEPE European Sector Can Coatings, helps can coatings manufacturers comply with the EU Framework Regulation 1935/2004/EC on food contact materials.
The CEPE code of practice applies to coated light metal packaging, coated metal pails and drums, heavy duty coatings and coated flexible aluminum packaging. It contains lists of substances with explanatory notes, detailed information on specific migration limits (SML) and overall migration limits (OML), labelling requirements and it explains the demonstration of compliance with OML, SML and QMA and the evaluation of results.
“At present, there is no harmonized EU regulation for this sector,” said Peter Oldring, member of the European sector can coatings of