Food Contact

FEICA is committed to inform on the safety of our products in the supply chain, both upstream and downstream. 

FEICA has published several guidance documents and recommendations to help producers and users of food contact adhesives such as packaging converters and their downstream users as well as other stakeholders, such as legislators.

An overview of our Guidance documents:

Other documents:

More documents and information are available for members only on the FEICA Extranet.


FEICA Webinar: A FEICA risk assessment for cyclic esters 

On Thursday 4 June 2020, FEICA organised a webinar on on a FEICA risk assessment for cyclic esters.

Matthias Frischmann, food chemist and Head of Corporate Analytics at Henkel in Düsseldorf introduced the topic of cyclic esters, explained the risk assessment that was carried out and the responsibilities of each actor in the supply chain of PU and heat seal adhesives. 

A summary of the report and the slides of the FEICA risk assessment of cyclic esters in polyester adhesives are available on the FEICA extranet.

FEICA Seminar: Safe adhesives for safe food

On 28 September 2017, FEICA held a seminar titled 'Safe Adhesives for Safe Food' for all actors in the supply chain.  The seminar concentrated on migration testing of adhesives and especially the testing of the migration of mineral oil hydrocarbons.

The proceedings are available for download by clicking on the titles.


To learn more about the guidance papers of the other sectors, please contact them directly:

  • ACE - The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment
  • APEAL - The Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging
  • CEFIC-FCA - Food Contact Additives sector group of CEFIC
  • CELIEGE - European Cork Federation
  • CEPE - Can Coatings Sector, Paints, printing inks and artists’ colours in Europe
  • CEPI - The Confederation of European Paper Industries
  • CES Silicones Europe - Silicones Europe
  • EAA - The European Aluminium Association
  • EEA - The European Enamel Authority
  • ECMA - The European Carton Makers Association
  • ETRMA - European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturing Association
  • EuPIA - European Printing Ink Association
  • EWF - European Wax federation (contact EWF by e-mail
  • FEC - Federation of the European cutlery, flatware, hollowware and cookware industries (contact FEC by e-mail)
  • FEFCO - European Corrugated Packaging Association
  • FPE - Flexible Packaging Europe
  • GAE - Glass Alliance Europe