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Food contact material applications

Overview and procedure

EFSA evaluates the safety of substances used in food contact materials (FCM) including active and intelligent materials. EFSA also evaluates the safety of recycling processes for recycled plastics used in FCM.

Applications are submitted to the national competent authority of a Member State, which forwards the application to EFSA.

Regulations and guidance

Legal framework, administrative and technical guidance
Information on how to compile dossiers for applications


Your questions answered
Most common queries about applications