Guide to UK Legal Compliance and Good Practice for Business Documentation: Materials and Articles in Contact with Food
Tuesday 23 June 2009
This guide is for those that operate in the United Kingdom, and refers to parallel legislation in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland where appropriate.
- the legal requirements of Regulation (EC) No. 1935/2004 on chemical migration from all materials and articles in contact with food in relation to business documentation as it is required in conjunction with Regulation (EC) No. 2023/2006 on good manufacturing practice
- particular requirements in specific EU measures enacted in legislation across the UK dealing with declarations of compliance as they apply to the materials that are the subject of those measures
- good business practice
This Guide has been developed with feedback from a workshop for businesses and enforcement officers held last November, from responses to a full 3 month public consultation and from an Agency funded trial between cooperating business and enforcement authorities.
It is also relevant to environmental and port health and trading standards officers involved in the enforcement of the law governing chemical migration from these materials and articles.