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Standardized DoC template for FOOD CONTACT Materials and Articles

EU 10/2011 and EU 282/2008
On 9 and 10 November, during a meeting of the EU Working Group on Food Contact Materials, DG Santé revealed – among others – details of a standardized DoC template for plastic food contact materials and articles.
On the one hand the template is introduced to provide a uniform basis for enforcement and exchange of information in the supply chain. On the other hand, this should be seen as a first step towards a digital DoC.

Major driver is the desire to standardize the digitalization and communication of information related to food contact safety. Regarding the communication, a standard format for a Declaration of Compliance (DoC) will be included in this legislation amendment (16th). Similar to MSDS documentation, standard points/sections need to be addressed in the new DoC template. The implementation of a standardized DoC template is expected to be a great challenge for all business operators in the supply chain. 

For more details on the changes you can go to the official website of the European union (Doc template is on pages 30-34):  FCM Working Group

Viaware is a recognized expert in risk communication on food contact materials and leading company in risk assessment software for food contact compliance. For many years, we have been working on digitalization and communication of information related to food contact safety. Our premium risk assessment tool – FOCOS – is already supporting digitally prepared DoCs based on the Annex IV format, conform the EU guidelines for exchange of information in the supply chain. We will closely follow all steps of the European Commission in this dossier and will continue to support our users in creating Declarations of Compliance conform the latest requirements.

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