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Coordinator of
EEA Food Contact
Working Group
Silvia Siliprandi
CISP Secretary General
2021

On January 12th 2021 the new European direktive on drinking water came into force. Member States have two years to transpose it into their National laws. Directive 2184/2020 provides an update of water quality standards. Twenty years after the entry into force of the first directive on drinking water (98/83/EC), the European Union has revised the contaminant thresholds (e.g. lead) and has introduced limits for new substances. Starting from January 12th 2023 the old directive will be repealed.

Coordinator of
EEA Food Contact
Working Group
Silvia Siliprandi
CISP Secretary General
2021

ISO EN 4531
Please note that DIN recently asked for a change in the Al limit listed in standard ISO EN 4531 from 5000 ppb to 1000 ppb. This request was discussed during the last meeting of CEN/TC 262/WG5 and the modification was introduced in the document. The document will go through a ballot stage soon, so please make sure you check the ballot notifications from your national standardization body and vote.

CoE Resolution
The Cross Sector Group informed us the Council of Europe (CoE) has drafted a resolution on the safety and quality of FCM, like a sort of "framework resolution". Please find CoE’s resolution attached, including its guiding principles. I have highlighted the most relevant information. A meeting about this document should take place on Nov 10th. We’ll let you know if any update comes up.

EU Chemical Strategy
On October 14th the European Commission issued a communication on EU Chemicals Strategy (communication and annex attached). The main topic – as previously mentioned - is to include the approach to risk assessment in a possible upcoming review of the frame Food Contact Regulation, with a timeline of 2022. The annex shows all possible actions to be taken by the Commission and their indicative timings.
Also attached, a communication from EFSA and ECHA about the idea of “one substance - one assessment” for chemicals. The paper analyses the current situation and proposes solutions supporting simplification, cost savings and improved regulatory predictability. The main proposals are a central coordination mechanism and access to all available data in the same structured format.  

Coordinator
EEA Quality Manual
Ronald Ehrencron
2021

Quality Manual
Updated standards have been introduced in the Quality Manual and the new text is now open for comments. The text should be finalized within the end of the year.



EEA President
Koen Lips
2020

We got the info from our notary, via Cerame Unie, that our
new European Enamel Association (EEA) now officially exists.

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