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What regulations do raw material suppliers of plastic resins and colorants need to comply with?

October 11, 2007
Question 

We make disposable plastic products that are used in contact with food. We comply to FDA CFR 110. Do our raw material suppliers of plastic resins and colorants have to comply with 21 CFR 110 or 21 CFR 174.5 or both?

 

 

Answer 

Conditions of good manufacturing practice (GMP) for food contact materials are found in title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) section 174.5, while 21 CFR Part 110 deals with food products directly. The latter, however, is more detailed than section 174.5 and can be useful as a guide in developing a GMP program for food contact materials.