Hi to all,
I'm posting this in the BRC/IOP topic hoping someone can give some guidance on the rules and regulations for food contact materials. We are a BRC Food certified company, and we produce different types of salmon and trout products. We use several types of food contact materials (vacuum film, blue bags, laminated board, skin pack etc.).
For each material, we have the DoC's but, mostly they refer only to the relevant EU regulations, as the materials are produced in the EU. Most of our product goes to overseas markets as Asia, Australia and USA.
A while ago we got a comment from an auditor during our BRC audit. He was commenting that if we sell for example vacuum packed salmon fillets, that we need to make sure that the vacuum film used, is also approved according the relevant FDA (21 CFR) regulations. We could only show it was approved according the EU regulation. We although did not get an NC for it.
So, my question is, in case food contact material is approved according EU regulation, how does this relate this to FDA regulations? If it is approved according EU regulation, does this automatically mean it meets FDA (21 CFR) regulation?