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New EC Web site

The globalization of food marketing makes it essential to understand how food-contact material is regulated in other countries. The European Commission’s Europa Web site now includes a section on food-contact materials.

The site provides an overview of how food-contact materials are regulated in the European Union, as well as a discussion of some emerging issues, including use of recycled materials, “active and intelligent” packaging, and risk assessment alternatives. There are links to a range of other relevant sites such as the directives regulating food-contact materials. The web address is

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