According to an amendment to Commission Directive 2002/72/EC, only additives included in the Community list (the “positive list”) may be used from 1 January 2010 for the manufacture of plastic materials and articles intended for food-contact applications.

[Commission Directive 2008/39/EC of 6 March 2008 amending Directive 2002/72/EC relating to plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. Official Journal of the European Union 2008, L63, 6. Available at http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2008:063:0006:0013:EN:PDF.] {175273}

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