18 October 2018
FOOD CONTACT NEWS
ITALY EXTENDS THE DEADLINES SET BY LAW N.29 / 2017 FOR FCM PRODUCERS
On the 28th September 2018 the Italian regulation D.lgs.10 February 2017 has been modified, in particular the article N.6 concerning violations on Reg. (CE) n. 1935/2004, n. 1895/2005, n. 2023/2006, n. 282/2008, n. 450/2009 and n. 10/2011 for food contact materials.
The Law n.108 21 September 2018 provides obligatory declarations for food contact producers (Gazzetta Ufficiale reported). It is mandatory for all producers to inform the health Authorities about all production sites already operative within 120 days since the entry into force of the law. Who fails to comply with the regulation will be subject to severe penalties, also with respect to imported articles”.
CALIFORNIA BANS PLASTIC STRAWS U.S. STATE CALIFORNIA PROHIBITS PROVIDING PLASTIC STRAWS IN SIT-DOWN RESTAURANTS UNLESS REQUESTED BY CUSTOMERS; LAW TAKES EFFECT JANUARY 1, 2019
In a press release published on July 31, 2018, the Kraft Heinz Company announced the aim to make 100% of its packaging “globally recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025” to support the move towards a circular economy. The company will thus “partner with packaging experts, organizations and coalitions to explore technical, end-of-life
and infrastructure solutions.” Further, Kraft Heinz will “work toward increasing the usage of recycled content in its packaging and decreasing the overall volume of packaging used.” Bernardo Hees, CEO at Kraft Heinz, stated: “Our collective industry has a massive challenge ahead of us with respect to packaging recyclability, end-of-life recovery and single-use plastics.” He added that “[e]ven though we don’t yet have all the answers, we owe it to current and future generations who call this planet ‘home’ to find better packaging solutions and actively progress efforts to improve recycling rates.”