In September 2020, the European Union published an amendment to Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 in the form of Regulation (EU) No 1245/2020. Products containing materials and items intended to come into contact with food must meet the general requirements laid out in Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 and in the German Food and Feed Code (LFGB). If these materials and items are made of plastic, the requirements of Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 must also be fulfilled.
Since the VDE mark is a safety marking and the consumer's safety is the first priority, we are also obligated to check compliance with the requirements for materials and items that come into contact with food.
With the coming into effect of Regulation (EU) No 1245/2020 on September 23, 2020, we are required as a VDE testing and certification institute to adapt our issued mark approvals to the new requirements, in terms of content as well as testing standards.
Due to the legal requirements of Regulation (EU) No 1245/2020, the VDE must review all mark approvals that are currently open-ended or that are valid beyond September 22, 2022, and change the end date to September 22, 2022 where applicable.
Products containing materials and items made of plastic that comply with Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 and that were first put into circulation before March 23, 2021, can still be put into circulation until September 22, 2022, and remain in circulation until the supply has been exhausted.