Food Packaging Safety - Lists of Materials
The NAPIM Food Packaging Committee has prepared:
Please note that these lists have been prepared based on "positive" Inclusion listings (i.e. Swiss List, PIM, GIO), and "negative" Exclusion listings (i.e. IARC, Prop65, SVHC) and hybrid lists(General Substances, Nestles). See below for more detailed information
The EU Plastics Regulation, (EU) No. 10/2011does not apply to printing inks, per se, it may govern the use of printing ink in some applications. For example, the Plastics Regulation includes a positive list of substances permitted for use in food-contact plastic materials. While printing inks on plastics may consist of components other than those on that list, printing ink components that are on the positive list and have specific migration limits (SMLs) or other restrictions, should comply with those limitations when used on plastic articles covered by the Regulation.
The Plastics Regulation also has an overall migration limit (OML) of 60 mg/kg food or 10 mg/dm2 surface area, and any migration from printing inks must be taken into account when determining compliance of the finished article with the OML. Printing inks are not subject to the regulation's Declaration of Compliance (DoC) requirement, but adequate information must be passed on to enable the final manufacturer to ensure that applicable migration limits are met.