Feature: Snail-pace regulation could be recipe for trouble

Development work continues amid slow progress towards EU controls over food-contact materials.

There is a surprising lack of urgency around the harmonisation of EU regulations covering rubber used in food-contact and drinking-water applications – particularly given the clear potential risks to human health in both of these areas.

As well as the potential gaps in public safety, the lack of regulation is creating inefficiencies throughout the supply chain – rubber components manufacturers and their customers report. Fig 55 - surasil

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