Challenging illegal imports

SEEKING GREATER ENFORCEMENT OF MATERIAL CONTACT LEGISLATION

CHALLENGING THE ILLEGAL IMPORTATION OF PACKAGING

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The FPA supports material contact legislation to protect public health and seeks greater enforcement of these laws. We believe governments must take action to prevent packaging entering the EU without complete compliance with EU member nation laws and regulations. The FPA has campaigned to raise the importance of this issue with the Food Standards Agency and has requested the Food Crime Unit include illegal packaging in its remit.

Catherine Brown, CEO of the Food Standards Agency, has given an undertaking to follow up on evidence of illegal packaging entering the UK. We therefore encourage FPA members and their customers to provide hard evidence.

We also call upon the EU to ensure laws are consistent and applied equally across the market.

Our priority is to give the public full confidence in the safety of foodservice packaging.