Food Contact Active and Intelligent Materials and Articles Regulation

Commission Regulation (EC) No 450/2009 of 29 May 2009 on active and intelligent materials and articles intended to come into contact with food (Text with EEA relevance)


This Regulation establishes specific requirements for the marketing of active and intelligent materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. This Regulation shall apply to active and intelligent materials and articles which are placed on the market within the Community.


Not specified

Regulatory activities

Community list of authorised substances. Only substances which are included in the 'Community list' of authorised substances (hereinafter referred to as the Community list) may be used in components of active and intelligent materials and articles. (Art. 5) Application for inclusion in the Community list. The Community list shall be drawn up on the basis of applications made pursuant to Article 9 of Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004. (Art.8)

Relevant product types

Yes List of materials or article to which the substance or component might be added.

Reference documents

Yes Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 Directive 2001/95/EC Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 Directive 2000/13/EC

Obligations based on CLP hazard class

Yes, Article 5

Obligations based on properties of concerns

Yes, Article 5, point 2 (c ), (i) states that substances classified as 'mutagenic', 'carcinogenic', or 'toxic to reproduction' in accordance with the criteria set out in sections 3.5, 3.6 and 3.7 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council (1)

EU-level occupational exposure limits


EU-level emission limit values


Substance-centric data source(s) at the EU level

Yes Food Contact Material database

Industry submission system in place

Not specified

Format for industry submission

Not specified



Update process

The Commission shall adopt the Community list after the Authority has delivered its opinion on all substances included in the register for which a valid application has been submitted pursuant to paragraphs 2 and 5 (Art.8, point 6)