Legislation on food contact materials

Publication date: May 4, 2022
Organisation: KIDV

Food packaging that comes into direct contact with the packaged product is referred to as food contact materials. They must not present a danger to public health. The European Union has drawn up specific legislation for this, which has been translated by the Member States into national legislation and measures. Measures may differ per country.

The KIDV has published this fact sheet for more information on European and Dutch legislation applicable to food packaging materials.

This fact sheet is part of a series of KIDV fact sheets on food safety, published in May 2022. For more information, see our dossier page on Food Safety.