The European Printing Ink Association

Food Contact Material Inks and Swiss Ordinance on Food Contact Materials and Articles - Questions & Answers

Switzerland issued a revised version of its Ordinance on Materials and Articles (SR 817.023.21), which came into force on 1st May 2017. Section 12 sets out the provisions specific to food contact material inks. As this piece of legislation is quite complex and can be prone to misinterpretation, EuPIA provides guidance addressing the most frequently asked questions. 

Frequently Asked Questions on the Legal Status of Printing Inks, Coatings and Varnishes for Food Contact Materials (FCM Inks)

This document provides answers to frequently asked questions related to the legal status of food contact material inks. A special focus is on questions relating to demonstrating compliance of printed food contact materials with the relevant legal provisions