Position of the Packaging Ink Joint Industry Task Force (PIJITF) on the planned EU Measure on Printed Food Contact Materials (“pFCM measure”)
The EU Commission had announced its intention to adopt new Union legislation which has in scope the printing ink layer as part of printed food contact materials (“pFCM measure”). The Commission invited the Packaging Ink Joint Industry Task Force (PIJITF) to contribute to the process.
The PIJITF represents the members of the food packaging supply chain that are concerned with the application of printing inks onto food contact materials and their subsequent use. Although the Commission has meanwhile put its work on the pFCM measure on hold due to a general evaluation of the regulatory framework for food contact materials, the PIJITF wishes to present to and discuss with stakeholders its position paper which outlines the key elements that should be considered when drafting the EU measure. These elements ensure a high degree of consumer safety whilst they are pragmatic and workable for industry.