Article 5 shall not apply to materials and articles referred
to Article 1(2)(a)(b) and (c) which are brought into contact with
food before 1 January 2007.
The materials and articles referred to in paragraphs 1, 2
and 3 may be placed on the market provided the date of filling
appears on the materials and articles. The date of filling may be
replaced by another indication, provided it permits the identifi-
cation of the date of filling. Upon request the date of filling
shall be made available to the competent authorities and any
person enforcing the requirements of this Regulation.
Paragraphs 1 to 4 shall apply without prejudice to the
requirements of Directive 2000/13/EC.
Directive 2002/16/EC is repealed.
References to the repealed Directive shall be construed as
references to this Regulation and be read in accordance with
the correlation table set out in Annex II.
Entry into force
This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day
following its publication in the
Official Journal of the European
It shall apply from 1 January 2006.
This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.
Done at Brussels, 18 November 2005.
For the Commission
Member of the Commission
Official Journal of the European Union