The Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018

Northern Ireland specific
The Food Standards Agency welcomes stakeholders’ views on the proposed Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018 which will amend the Materials and Articles in Contact with Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012

Who will this consultation be of most interest to?

Businesses that manufacture, import, wholesale or retail, plastic and /or recycled plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food; and/or food contact varnishes and coatings.

Port health and local enforcement authorities, consumers and other interested stakeholders who may have an interest in the policy and legislation on food contact materials.

What is the subject of this consultation?

The purpose of the proposed Regulations is to provide for the enforcement in Northern Ireland of Regulation (EU) 2018/213 in relation to the use of Bisphenol A (BPA) in varnishes and coatings that are in contact with food and in plastic food contact materials.

What is the purpose of this consultation?

To seek comments and general feedback from industry, port health authorities, enforcement authorities, consumers and other interested stakeholders on the proposed Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2018, and on the associated Impact Assessment.

Consultation pack

All comments and views should be sent to:

Executive Support Unit

Food Standards Agency

10a-10c Clarendon Road, Belfast 

Email: executive.support@food.gov.uk 

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.

You can find information on how we handle data provided in response to consultations in our Consultations privacy notice.

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.