• May 31, 2019

Heavy metals in ceramic, glass and enameled table and kitchenware | EU Commission Roadmap

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SummaryLead and cadmium may transfer into food from ceramic table and kitchenware. Legislation on ceramic food contact materials requires them to be safe and sets limits for these metals. New scientific evidence indicates that these limits should be revised so as to provide adequate health protection. This initiative will fix lower limits for lead and cadmium and possibly set limits for other metals. It also aims to align EU law on vitreous materials, i.e. on glass and enameled metals.

Type: Inception impact assessment 

Feedback period: 29 May 2019 - 26 June 2019

Link to roadmap

More info and public consultation: ec.europa.eu 


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