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Belgium takes action on coatings in contact with food

Chemical Watch reports that Belgium has notified the European Commission of a draft proposal for a royal decree on the regulation of varnishes and coatings, intended to come into contact with food.

The text sets out criteria for their manufacture as well as methods of analysis used to verify compliance. The order also includes an indicative list of substances, used in the manufacture of varnishes for materials and articles intended for food contact.

There is currently no European regulatory text concerning varnishes in contact with food, which, Belgium says, leads to uncertainty for authorities and industry. The text proposed, it says, will ensure a high degree of consumer safety.

RoHs review unlikely to make major changes

Post By: Jonathan Rickwood on Friday, 17 January 2014


ENDs reports that The European Commission is not planning to make major changes to the RoHS directive on hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) during its review this year.

When RoHS was revised in 2011 its scope was extended to all types of EEE, but with a number of exemptions including for PV panels, military products and fixed industrial machinery. A review of the scope is due by July 2014.

A consultation will be launched shortly, but...

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