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On 3 November 2015, the French Directorate General for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (DGCCRF) published a document, DM/4B/COM/0011, regarding the procedures on verifying the suitability of metals and alloys intended to come into contact with food.
This document supersedes the procedures in DGCCRF Information Notice No. 2004-64 on the verification of the suitability regarding metals and alloys, and it became effective on 1 January 2016.
The details of the procedures on verifying the suitability of metal materials for food contact are stated in each sheet of the different types of metals and alloys in Table 1.
Table 1. Types of metals and alloys
|Sheet number||Types of metals and alloys|
|2a||Aluminum and aluminum alloys coated with organic coating|
|2b||Aluminum and aluminum alloys not coated|
|3a||Uncoated steel for packaging / black iron|
|3b||Steel for packaging with tin coating / tinned / tin iron|
Steel for packaging with organic coating
- Examples of the substrate includes black iron, chrome iron and tinplate
- Examples of organic coating includes lacquers, polymer films and varnishes
|4||Uncoated steel excluding packaging|
Steel excluding packaging with metallic coating
- Examples of metallic coatings for steel includes aluminum, aluminum-silicon, chromium, copper, gold, nickel, quasicrystals deposits, silver, tin and zinc or zinc alloy
|5b||Steel excluding packaging with organic coating|
|6a||Uncoated cast iron or cast iron with metallic coating|
|6b||Cast iron with organic coating|
|7||Tin and tin alloys|
|8||Zinc and zinc alloys|
Other metals / white metals with metallic coating
- Examples on metal substrates, copper or copper alloy, stainless steel, tin or tin alloys and zinc or zinc alloy
- Examples on metallic coating, chromium, copper, gold, nickel, silver and tin