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Welcome to the database on Food Contact Materials.
This database is a tool to inform about the substances to be used in materials and articles intended to come into contact with food (Food Contact Materials).

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This database is made available solely for the purpose of information. It has no legal value. The Commission declines all responsability or liability whatsoever for errors or deficiencies in this database. Neither the Commission nor any person acting on behalf of the Commisssion is responsible with regard to the improper use of the document and its contents. The official authorisations of substances to be used in food contact materials are published in the Official Journal of the European Union. Legislation on the food contact materials is also available on the Europa website: