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Packages and other food contact materials

On this website, you can find information about the safety and regulatory compliance of materials and articles that come into contact with food. The site briefly discusses food contact materials, which refers to all materials and articles that come into direct or indirect contact with food.

The information is collected under the following topics:

  • Food contact materials – What are they?
  • Food contact material operators – Who are they?
    • Exceptions in Finland
    • Notifying the food control authority about contact material operations
  • Safety and other compliance of food contact materials – what does it include?
    • Declarations and documents
      • General content of the DoC
    • Dangers/risks associated with food contact materials
      • Consumer resources to affect chemical exposure from food contact materials
        • Topical issues
  • Rules for food contact materials
    • Framework regulation 1935/2004 (EU)
    • GMP Regulation 2023/2006 (EU)
    • Ministry of Trade and Industry’s decision on heavy metals in food contact materials 268/1992
    • Plastics regulation 10/2011 (EU)
    • Recycled plastics regulation 1616/2022 (EU)
    • Regulation on active and intelligent materials and articles 450/2009 (EU)
    • Ministry of Trade and Industry’s decree on regenerated cellulose 697/2005
    • Ministry of Trade and Industry’s decree on ceramics 165/2006
    • Regulation on the use of bisphenol A in varnishes and coatings 213/2018 (EU)
    • Regulation on the restriction of use of epoxy derivatives in food contact materials 1895/2005 (EU)
    • Ministry of Trade and Industry’s decision on the release of nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances from baby bottle nipples or pacifiers made of elastomers or rubber 903/2004
    • Import Regulation (EU) 284/2011 concerning polyamide and melamine kitchen utensils from china and Hongkong
  • Own check of a contact material operator
    • Testing for regulatory compliance
  • Own check of a food industry operator
    • Instructions for HACCP evaluations
  • Compliance control of Food contact materials
    • Control frequency determination
    • Food contact material control in food establishments
    • Food contact material operations control
      • Control instructions and forms
      • Drinking bottles intended for young children 2021
      • Control Theme 
  • Useful links about contact materials
  • Questions and answers
    • The use of FCM
    • Sale and labelling of FCM
    • FCM operators
    • Examinations
    • Wood, paper and board
    • Plastic products containing bamboo or other unauthorised vegetable fibres
    • Beewax in contact material use
Page last updated 8/30/2023