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Food contact materials consultancy Normachem

Regulation on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food - Regulation (EC) No.1935/2004

Materials and articles intended to come into contact with food (MOCA) must meet a number of general requirements at European level and in some cases specific national requirements. The MOCAs also must be manufactured according to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), that is in accordance with Reg. (EC) n.2023/2006.
At the base of the publication of Regulation (EC) No.1935/2004, which establishes a general framework for materials and objects intended to come into contact with food, there is the principle that human health must be protected and that these materials should not change unacceptably the composition of the food product or cause a deterioration of its characteristics. Every business trader in the food chain has specific responsibilities. The main obligations defined by the regulatory framework consider compliance composition (in case of the presence of any specific measures), the traceability, the Declaration of Conformity, the labelling and the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).

Our main services
  • Support for the proper application of Regulation (EC) No. 1935/2004 and Regulation (EC) No. 2023/2006 relevant to all the materials and objects intended to come into contact with food (MOCA)
  • Verification of compliance of composition of materials intended to come into contact with food specifically regulated (eg. Plastic, rubber, paper, stainless steel, aluminum, etc.)
  • Preparation of analytical plans (overall and specific migration of monomers, additives, metals, pigments, sensory evaluation, screening tests) in accordance with the different laws in EU and extra-EU
  • Evaluation of the results of analytical tests
  • Drawing up of declarations of conformity
  • Evaluation of analytical reports, declarations of conformity and other documentation from suppliers
  • Toxicological evaluations (hazard, exposure and/or risk assessment)
  • Testing strategies
  • Testing strategies and toxicological evaluations (hazard, exposure and/or risk assessment) both in vivo/in vitro and using specific tools (eg. QSAR models, read-across techniques, in silico models for the estimation of exposure)
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