Food Contact Materials

Food contact materials and articles (FCM) are anything that can be in contact with food. This includes food packaging but also other materials or articles such as cutlery, straws, chopping boards, conveyor belts and other machinery used to manufacture food, etc.
Food business operators at all stages, from packaging manufacturers and suppliers right down to retailers, have a responsibility for ensuring that the FCM are compliant with the legislation.

  • Check the FCM Factsheet: a summary of all the legislation applicable to FCMs to have at hand.
  • Visit the FSAI legislation section for an updated overview of all the legislation applicable to FCMs.
  • Our Current FCM topics will keep you up to date on the active transitional periods, latest news and recurring FCM issues.

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Last reviewed: 10/6/2015

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