FCM - Regulation (EC) No. 1935/2004 - Materials and Articles intended to come into Contact with Food
Legislative Decree no. 29 of 10/02/2017 came into force on 2 April 2017, which establishes the sanctions for violating the obligations deriving from community regulations that govern the materials and articles that can come into contact with food, the so-called FCM.
The sanction includes, among others, European Regulation (EC) 1935/2004 which defines “food contact materials and articles” (FCM): kitchen utensils, tableware, containers and receptacles, food processing machinery, packaging materials, etc. The term also indicates materials and articles that are in contact with water, with the exclusion of fixed public or private water supply equipment.
The legislation provides that materials and articles should be manufactured in compliance with good manufacturing practice, so that, under normal and foreseeable conditions of use, they do not transfer their constituents to food in quantities that:
FCM regulation primarily concerns producers, importers and distributors of such materials, but also users (i.e. food operators).
Mareno has therefore updated its offer starting from the new price list in force since January 2019.
Ferrous materials, such as cast iron and mild steel (“iron”) are no longer compatible for direct or indirect contact with food; Mareno has therefore redesigned some equipment such as: fry-top with hotplate in AISI 430 stainless steel; bratt pans in Duplex; gas grills with grille in cast iron thanks to RAAF surface enameling treatment, which eliminates the porosity of cast iron while maintaining the heat transmission qualities of the cast iron itself.