19 February 2021
Food contact declaration of compliance
HOW TO DRAW UP A CORRECT DECLARATION OF COMPLIANCE FOR MOCA (materials and objects intended to come into contact with food).
In the attached document you will find a list of the essential points to draw up a correct declaration of compliance for MOCA. Mori2A products are all certified and compliant with current regulations
1 – OBJECT
2/6 – INTENDED USE AND CONDITIONS OF USE
One of the fundamental purposes of DoCs is to complement the labelling of the product by providing the necessary information along the supply chain so that the product can be used safely.
The intended use therefore indicates which foodstuffs are suitable for contact with the product, while the conditions of use specify the permitted (in this case prolonged) contact time and repetition of contact.
Both criteria have been objectively established through migration tests carried out in accredited laboratories, as per point 7.
3 – MANUFACTURER
4 – REFERENCE LEGISLATION
An essential element of a well-structured DoC is the reference to the legislation applied, both at Community and national level.
All DoCs concerning MOCA products shall contain the reference to the two main Regulations of Good Manufacturing Practices:
– Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food (MOCA)
– Regulation (EC) No 2023/2006 on Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).
The reference to national legislation varies according to the country of reference and the raw material from which the product originates. In this specific case we find:
– Presidential Decree 777/82 implementing Directive (EEC) no. 76/983 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs
– DM 21/03/1973 concerning the hygienic regulation of packaging, containers and utensils intended to come into contact with foodstuffs or with substances for personal use
– Legislative Decree n.29 of 10/02/2017 concerning sanctions.
5 – RAW MATERIAL
7 – TEST CONDITIONS FOR MIGRATION TESTS
8 – DATE OF LAST UPDATE
The date entered in the DoC indicates the start of its validity. The DoC will be updated whenever there is a change in the production/formulation of the material or a change in legislation requiring a new verification of compliance.
9 – SIGNATURE AND FUNCTION
The function identifies the party responsible for issuing the document, which tends to correspond to the economic operator or business operator. Article 2 of Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 defines the business operator as the natural or legal person responsible for ensuring compliance with the provisions of the Regulation itself.
The signature is necessary for the DoC to be considered officially valid.