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Products on our website carrying this icon are classified as food-safe, are made from food-grade material, and meet all the necessary standards and guidelines for use with food that is intended for human consumption.
Polybags produces and stocks a huge range of paper, polythene and starch-based products that are food-safe. As you would expect, this includes our selection of food and produce bags, sheets and packaging, but also extends to the majority of our packing bags and film.
See the 'Food-contact legislation' section (below) for a list of regulations to which our polythene complies. You can also download our statement of conformity on food-safety regulations here:
All virgin polythene supplied by Polybags complies with the relevant legislation on food contact within the United Kingdom (UK), the European Union (EU) and the United States of America (USA).
- UK: Plastics for food applications: A code of practice for safety in use, issued by BPF/BIBRA. 1991 Edition. Statutory Instruments 1998 No.1376, 2000 No.3162, 2002 No.2364, 2002 No.3008, 2005 No.325 and 2006 No.1401, 2009 No.205, 2011 No.231, 2012 No. 2619. Status: June 2016.
- EU: Commission Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011 of January 14, 2011, including its amendments (EU) No. 1282/2011 of November 28, 2011, (EU) No. 1183/2012 of November 30, 2012, (EU) No. 202/2014 of 3 March 2014, (EU) No. 2015/174 of 5 February 2015 and (EU) No. 2016/1416 of 24 August 2016.
- USA: Code of Federal Regulations, issued by Food and Drug Administration (FDA), paragraph 21
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