Intertek offers services to aid PIM compliance
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Intertek offers regulatory advice and laboratory testing to help companies manage compliance with upcoming European Plastics Implementing Measure (PIM) legislation.
The new regulation for plastic food contact materials, referred to as the Plastics Implementing Measure (PIM), is expected to be adopted within the EU in 2011.
In September 2010, the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (SCFA) voted in favour of this new regulation, which is now under a three-month scrutiny by the European parliament and Council.
Without objections, the regulation can be adopted in January 2011.
PIM will replace the current plastics Directive 2002/72/EC, among others.
The most important changes introduced by the Plastics Implementation Directive are: measures for plastic layers in multi-materials; changes in the simulants used for migration testing; standardised test conditions for migration testing.
Two years after the adoption, the new migration testing rules will apply.
Five years after adoption, all supporting documents will be based on the rules set out in the new regulation.
Intertek's expertise on food contact materials includes regulatory advice on international and national legislation, inclusing consultancy, migration studies, migration testing and substances notification for EFSA or FDA.
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