FEICA co-signs 'Tailored Risk Assessment for Food Contact Materials' (FCM)
Numerous associations propose an approach where substances undergo a “one substance - one assessment”, consisting of a first step “one substance- one hazard assessment” in which the hazard is defined by the intrinsic properties of the substance. This should be followed by a second step of a “FCM specific risk assessment and management” for food contact materials and articles, in which the risk resulting from potential oral exposure is assessed. We believe that EFSA is best positioned to provide such specific FCM assessment due to their extensive experience in food safety-related matters, and in the assessment of substances in dietary exposure.
Publication ref.: COS-EX-L04-024