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The Proposed Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020.

England specific

Consultation seeking stakeholder views on the latest proposed amendments to the Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020.

Last updated: 3 November 2021
Last updated: 3 November 2021

Who will this consultation be of most interest to?

Businesses that manufacture, import, wholesale and/or retail food contact plastic; recycled plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food; and varnishes and coatings. Port health authorities; local enforcement authorities; consumers and other interested stakeholders, who may have an interest in the policy and legislation on food contact materials.

About this consultation

This further consultation supplements the proposed Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2018. The updated amendment will now be the Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020. We are now proposing to introduce new changes in relation to the criminal offences within the Regulations. Full details can be obtained from the consultation pack.

Purpose of this consultation

We welcome comments from relevant industry sectors, as outlined above, and other interested stakeholders, specifically on the proposed new changes relating to criminal offences under the Regulations.

Consultation pack


How to respond

Responses are required by close 18 November 2020. Please send your response to

Please state, in your response, whether you are responding as a private individual or on behalf of an organisation/company (including details of any stakeholders your organisation represents).

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.