In some cases, operators can have a double role, which means that they are both food industry operators and food contact material operators, as for example many wholesalers. The retailer, which imports food contact materials to its own store, either from the internal market or from third countries, also have the role of importer.
Contact material operators do not include the following:
- Produces of starting materials (chemicals) used in food contact material producing.
- Companies only involved in food contact material retail trade.
- Food contact material importers who import materials for their own use, for example a bakery that imports cake boxes to pack their own products.