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On January 11, the European Commission (EC) has published Commission Regulation (EU) 201937 of 10 January 2019 amending and correcting Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.

This Regulation revises Annexes I and III of the Commission Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011 as tabulated in the Annex of this Regulation. Annex I to Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 establishes a Union list of authorized substances which may be used in the manufacture of plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. Annex III to that Regulation assigns food simulants to be used for tests to demonstrate compliance of plastic materials and articles not yet in contact with food with the migration limits referred to in Articles 11 and 12 of that Regulation.

Plastic materials and articles complying with Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011 as applicable before the entry into force of this Regulation may be placed on the market until January 31, 2020 and may remain on the market until exhaustion of stocks.

This Regulation was enforced on January 31, 2019.