The REACH Regulation (EC) is an EU chemicals regulation which entered into force in June 2007 and stands for the registration, assessment, authorization and restriction of chemicals. The Regulation is equally and directly applicable in all Member States.
Objective: To improve the protection of human health and the environment from chemicals. Better risk management in the handling and processing of chemicals. The regulation prohibits and restricts certain hazardous substances and introduces an authorization procedure for potentially hazardous substances.
Implementation: The REACH system, which is subject to notification, is generally classified as chemicals which are produced by a manufacturer from one tonne per year. It is about 30,000 substances. REACH requires manufacturers and importers to be responsible for the safety of their chemicals themselves. List of substances subject to authorization can be found here.
Product Safety Act
What are food supplies?
These include a variety of items of daily use which are intended to come into contact with foodstuffs, are already in contact with foodstuffs or can come into contact with food during the foreseeable use.
What legal requirements should be observed?
The legal framework for foodstuffs is laid down in the following European and national legal acts: Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs Regulation (EC) No 2023/2006 on good nutrition manufacturing practice for materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs.
The Koenitz Group produces almost exclusively print images in Germany and the raw materials used correspond to the product standards stipulated by the Association of the Ceramic Industry (VKI). To make our product safety more transparent, we publish the results of regular samples of our products. The evaluation is carried out on the basis of German DIN values, as well as the American FDA and the strict California Proposition 65 standards.