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Nickel on Annex II EU 10/2011 into force

Nickel with SML (0.02 mg/kg) included on Annex II EU 10/2011 will enter into force

As of 19 May 2019, a change on Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food will enter into force. It concerns an adjustment following the publication of (EU) 2017/752 of 28 April 2017.

Official Journal of the European Union

This amendment included Nickel in the list of metals under Annex 2, with a limit of 0.02 mg/kg and a transition period of 2 years. In the Netherlands Nickel was already included under Chapter 11 (colorants and pigments) of the Warenwet with a migration limit of 1 mg/kg. For coloured plastic products, the new limit of 0.02 mg/kg will apply from 19 May 2019 under both 10/2011 and Chapter 11 of the Warenwet.