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ANNEX
Detailed rules on good manufacturing practice
Processes involving the application of printing inks to the non-food contact side of a material or article
1. Printing inks applied to the non food-contact side of materials and articles shall be formulated and/or applied in such a
manner that substances from the printed surface are not transferred to the food-contact side:
(a) through the substrate or;
(b) by set-off in the stack or the reel,
in concentrations that lead to levels of the substance in the food which are not in line with the requirements of Article
3 of Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004.
2. Printed materials and articles shall be handled and stored in their finished and semi-finished states in such a manner
that substances from the printed surface are not transferred to the food-contact side:
(a) through the substrate or;
(b) by set-off in the stack or reel,
in concentrations that lead to levels of the substance in the food which are not in line with the requirements of Article
3 of Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004.
3. The printed surfaces shall not come into direct contact with food.
EN
L 384/78
Official Journal of the European Union
29.12.2006