Food contact items

Regulation 1935/2004/EC


This regulation applies to all materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. All types of packaging, bottles (plastic and glass), cutlery, adhesives and printing inks used on labels.

There are currently specific restrictions for the following materials:

  • Plastics
  • Ceramics
  • Regenerated cellulose

All items with food contact must be followed by a signed Clas Ohlson ”Food Contact declaration”. The document state what tests must be performed on the items.  

For products made of silicone and paper material, Clas Ohlson follow the German Bfr recommendations.

An overview of the food legislation can be found below.