EU legislation on Food Contacts with specific materials
Regenerated Cellulose Film
The Regenerated cellulose film is a thin sheet material obtained from a refined cellulose derived from unrecycled wood or cotton. Regenerated cellulose film may be coated or not on one or both sides.
The EU set-up rules to use this material if in contact with food.
The Directive applies to regenerated cellulose film — either in the form of a finished product in itself or part of a finished product containing other materials — which is intended to come into contact or placed in contact with food.
It covers the following categories:
It does not apply to synthetic casings of regenerated cellulose.