Intergraf and FTA Europe have published their joint Guide to Applying Food Contact Materials Legislation. The guide is aimed at printing and converting companies making printed food contact materials. FTA Europe partnered with Intergraf, the association representing the European graphical sector, to create a guide to the applicable legislation and the basic legal requirements for food packaging printers.

The guide brings together all legal requirements and should be viewed as the essential best practice advice for printers to follow, especially in the absence of a clear and harmonised legal framework. Currently, the European Commission is reviewing all legislation applicable to food contact materials and will present new legislation in 2022.

All producers throughout the food contact material supply chain must fulfil their obligations under EU and national rules. With this in mind, the guide provides an ordered checklist, as well as templates for the all-important declaration of compliance (by substrate) which you are very welcome to use.

View the guide here:

This guide is publicly available on the FTA Europe website:

Intergraf and FTA Europe Guide to Applying Food Contact Materials Legislation (version 1.1: June 2021)