Absence of harmonised European legislation for metals in contact with food and where no national legislation is in place (e.g. Italian DM 76 of 18 April 2007), the Council of Europe (CoE) Resolution CM/Res(2013)9 “Metals and alloys used in food contact materials and articles” may serve as a reference for compliance with the requirements of Framework In the Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004.
In its resolution, the CoE formulated the following recommendations for labelling:
Currently, the labelling of uncoated aluminium products intended for contact with foodstuffs very much depends on the brand or private label owner and differs widely across Europe and beyond. Therefore, the manufacturers of aluminium household foil and aluminium foil containers organized in the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) decided to harmonize the labelling as described in these recommendations. The objectives of a widely used, harmonised labelling are:
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