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BfR Recommendations on food contact materials

Please note: The database for BfR Recommendations on food contact materials is currently being maintained. It is currently not foreseeable when the maintenance work will be completed. As a temporary solution, BfR provides the Recommendations on this page as pdf files. Unfortunately, a search by substance name or CAS number is currently not possible.


I High Polymers Containing Plasticizers PDF PDF-File (25.6 KB)
II Plasticizer-free polyvinyl chloride, plasticizer-free copolymers of vinyl chloride and mixtures of these polymers with other copolymers and chlorinated polyolefins containing mainly vinyl chloride in the total mixture PDF PDF-File (40.4 KB)
III Polyethylene PDF PDF-File (490.1 KB)
V Polystyrene Produced exclusively from the Polymerisation of Styrene  PDF PDF-File (47.9 KB)
VI Styrene Copolymers and Graft Polymers, and Mixtures of Polystyrene with other Polymers  PDF PDF-File (162.8 KB)
VII Polypropylene PDF PDF-File (148.3 KB)
IX Colorants for Plastics and other Polymers Used in Commodities  PDF PDF-File (103.9 KB)
X Polyamides PDF PDF-File (44.1 KB)
XI Polycarbonates and Mixtures of Polycarbonates with other Polymers or Copolymers  PDF PDF-File (31.4 KB)
XII Unsaturated Polyester Resins  PDF PDF-File (43.7 KB)
XIV Polymer Dispersions  PDF PDF-File (489.8 KB)
XV Silicones PDF PDF-File (512.9 KB)
XVI Polyvinyl Ethers PDF PDF-File (29.6 KB)
XVII Poly(terephthalic acid diol esters) PDF PDF-File (179.1 KB)
XX Polyisobutylene, Isobutylene Copolymers and Mixtures of Polyisobutylene with other Polymers  PDF PDF-File (32.6 KB)
XXI Commodities based on Natural and Synthetic Rubber  PDF PDF-File (777.1 KB)
XXI/1 Commodities based on natural and synthetic rubber in contact with food PDF PDF-File (808.9 KB)
XXI/2 Special consumer goods made of natural and synthetic rubber and of latices made of natural and synthetic rubber (formerly special category)  PDF PDF-File (617.0 KB)
XXII Polymers Based on Esters of Acrylic and Methacrylic Acids, their Copolymers, and Mixtures of these with other Polymers  PDF PDF-File (187.0 KB)
XXV Hard Paraffins, Microcrystalline Waxes and Mixtures of these with Waxes, Resins and Plastics  PDF PDF-File (172.1 KB)
XXVIII Cross-Linked Polyurethanes as Adhesive Layers for Food Packaging Materials  PDF PDF-File (42.5 KB)
XXX Conveyor Belts Made from Gutta-Percha and Balata  PDF PDF-File (24.5 KB)
XXXIII Acetal resins  PDF PDF-File (40.8 KB)
XXXIV Vinylidene Chloride Copolymers with a Predominant Content of Polyvinylidene Chloride  PDF PDF-File (33.9 KB)
XXXV Copolymers of Ethylene, Propylene, Butylene, Vinyl Esters and Unsaturated Aliphatic Acids, and their Salts and Esters  PDF PDF-File (402.9 KB)

Paper and Board for Food Contact

PDF PDF-File (927.2 KB)
XXXVI/1 Cooking Papers, Hot Filter Papers and Filter Layers  PDF PDF-File (513.8 KB)

Paper and Paperboard for Baking Purposes

PDF PDF-File (607.9 KB)

Absorber pads based on cellulosic fibres for food packaging

PDF PDF-File (447.4 KB)


PDF PDF-File (33.4 KB)

Commodities Based on Polyurethanes

PDF PDF-File (49.7 KB)
XLI Linear Polyurethanes for Paper Coatings  PDF PDF-File (37.0 KB)

Plasticizer-Free Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride, Plasticizer-Free Chlorinated Copolymers of Vinyl Chloride and Mixtures of these Polymers with other Copolymers

PDF PDF-File (33.2 KB)


PDF PDF-File (32.0 KB)
XLIV Artificial Sausage Casings PDF PDF-File (66.3 KB)

Cross-linked Polyethylene

PDF PDF-File (26.9 KB)

Toys Made from Plastics and other Polymers, and from Paper and Paperboard

PDF PDF-File (43.6 KB)

Materials for Coating the Outside of Hollow Glassware

PDF PDF-File (38.7 KB)

Soft Polyurethane Foams as Cushion Packaging for Fruit

PDF PDF-File (30.0 KB)

Copolymers and Graft Polymers of Acrylonitrile

PDF PDF-File (179.5 KB)

Temperature Resistant Polymer Coating Systems for Frying, Cooking and Baking Utensils

PDF PDF-File (470.7 KB)
LII Fillers PDF PDF-File (135.5 KB)

Absorber pads and packagings with absorbing function, in which absorbent materials based on cross-linked polyacrylates are used, for foodstuffs

PDF PDF-File (26.6 KB)



Guidelines for Evaluating Sanitary Papers PDF PDF-File (383.3 KB)
Guidelines for the Evaluation of Personal Sanitary Products              PDF PDF-File (222.1 KB)


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