Post implementation review of the Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (England) Regulations 2012

Last updated:
30 June 2017
The Food Standards Agency is carrying out a post implementation review of the Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (England) Regulations 2012. Details of the review are available in a draft report.

About this consultation

The Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (England) Regulations 2012 provide for the enforcement of European Regulations and the implementation of EU Directives on food contact materials. 

Within the draft report, there are a series of questions that we would welcome responses to. These are also copied below.

  • We invite stakeholders to provide evidence if they believe that the actual familiarisation costs incurred were higher or lower than our estimates in the 2012 impact assessment to accompany the Regulations (Question 1)
     
  • We invite stakeholders to comment on whether simplification of the Regulations led to benefits for industry and enforcement officers? (Question 2)
     
  • We invite stakeholders to comment on whether the enforcement of the EU Regulations and the implementation of EU Directives on food contact materials leads to extra burdens on businesses than the implementation in other Member States? Please provide evidence where additional burdens have been identified (Question 3)

We would welcome comments and supporting evidence on any cost implications that may have arisen from the implementation of these Regulations and any other comments you may wish to make.

All comments and views should be sent to

All comments and views should be sent by email to foodcontactmaterial@foodstandards.gsi.gov.uk and marked for the attention of Vincent Greenwood, or by post to:

Vincent Greenwood (Food Policy team)
Food Standards Agency
1st floor, Aviation House
125 Kingsway
London, WC2B 6NH

Responses are requested by: Friday, 28 July 2017

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.

In accordance with the FSA principle of openness we shall keep a copy of the completed consultation and responses, to be made available to the public on request. The summary of responses may include personal data, such as your full name. Disclosure of any other personal data would be made only upon request for the full consultation responses. If you do not want this information to be released, please complete and return the Publication of Personal Data Form. Return of this form does not mean that we will treat your response to the consultation as confidential, just your personal data.

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.