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Germany Updates Food-Contact Recommendations

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The German Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has updated the following Food-Contact Recommendations (the updates are dated April 1, 2022):

One of the updates was the addition of a statement extending the scope of Recommendation XXXVI (Paper and board for food contact) to include fiber casting. Most of the other updates involved the addition or delisting of chemicals. 

The BfR recommendations are not legally binding, however, they are widely respected by industry throughout the European Union.