Commission finds mutual recognition failing food contact industry

The European Union has committed to a new initiative that will ease the trade of food contact materials not regulated by horizontal European legislation.

Despite progress in producing a single market spanning 28 member states, the European Commission has come to the realisation that far too many barriers to cross border trade remain.

In a joint communication of 28 October EU officials note that, despite over 20 years of the single market: ‘Businesses often feel stifled by outdated and excessively burdensome regulations, and unable to find the information that they need.’

It now wants all stakeholders to be aware that major changes are in the pipeline. These will be enacted under a new action plan based on the assessment that formed the rationale for the 28 October communication.

This article comes from Food Contact World, which provides exclusive news and analysis on developments in digital print trends, markets, and technologies.

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