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The draft Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

Wales specific
The draft Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 would amend the Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Wales) Regulations 2012 to provide for the execution and enforcement, in Wales, of Commission Regulation 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food as recently amended by Commission.

About this consultation

Consultation target audience

Businesses that manufacture, import, wholesale and/or retail plastic and recycled plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food, port health authorities, local enforcement authorities, consumers and others who may have in interest in the policy and legislation on food contact materials.

Consultation subject

The proposed Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 would amend the Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Wales) Regulations 2012 (“the 2012 Regulations”) to provide for the execution and enforcement, in Wales, of Commission Regulation 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food as recently amended by Commission Regulation No. 2016/1416.

The proposed Regulations would also enable authorised officers to issue improvement notices for a failure to comply with specific provisions of the 2012 Regulations and the EU legislation that those Regulations enforce, instead of issuing criminal proceedings

Consultation purpose 

To seek comments from industry, enforcement authorities, port health authorities, consumers and other interested stakeholders on the proposed Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2017.

Consultation pack

Publication of response summary

Within three months of a consultation ending we aim to publish a summary of responses received and provide a link to it from this page.

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Further information

This consultation has been prepared in accordance with HM Government Consultation Principles. If an Impact Assessment has been produced, this is included in the consultation documents. If no Impact Assessment has been provided, the reason will be given in the consultation document.