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Regulatory Monitoring

Our Objectives

  • Anticipate, monitor and comply with all legislative requirements in each country where our products
    are intended to be used.
  • Qualify new products and screen all food contact materials for Chemicals of Concern (COC) with our R&D centre, following microbiological analysis.
  • Support our customers by communicating all regulatory documents and certificates to them promptly, and providing guidance and information to them as requested and needed.

2023 Achievements


In 2023, Eviosys’ Regulatory Affairs team made progress across its three pillars:

1. Customer support

2. Compliance with legislation affecting key materials, including support of the R&D department

3. Establishment and maintenance of a Materials Database Regulatory Affairs continued to support Eviosys’ customers by ensuring their awareness and understanding of the compliance requirements of our products, and changes in legislation affecting key materials and the products that contain them.


The Regulatory Affairs team produced a dossier of statements and documentation pertaining to the regulatory information most often requested by customers. The most prevalent issues addressed include the use of PFAS (per- and polyfluoralkyl substances used to make coatings) and other chemical substances, information on the sustainability properties of cans (particularly regarding mineral oils), information on allergens, specific compliance topics for non-EU customers, and food packaging considerations to meet defined cultural requirements. During the year, Regulatory Affairs responded to 1,800+ incoming questions from customers.


The Regulatory Affairs team continued to monitor changing legislation on key materials, and worked closely with the R&D department to anticipate any consequent necessary changes to Eviosys products. In 2023, the main materials affected by new or evolving legislation were PFAS − with regulatory changes comings mostly from the U.S. − and BPA (Bisphenol A, primarily used in plastics and resins), for which the EU commission has outlined new compliance requirements. Other areas of focus during the year included updates by the EU’s Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) on PVC-free materials, monitoring legislation on mineral oils, and monitoring conflict minerals (in relation to tin plate). To ensure the thoroughness and global reach of its regulatory monitoring activities, Eviosys makes use of tools and databases supplied by Foodchain ID. Regulatory Affairs continued its work to ensure ongoing compliance with REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals), EFSA (the European Food Safety Authority), and the FDA (the U.S. Food and Drug Administration). Eviosys considers its participation in Metal Packaging Europe (MPE) to be a critical element of its lobbying and advocacy activities, and participates actively in the EU’s Food Content Material Commission, which meets twice a year, to discuss technical issues that are of concern to the industry.


The Eviosys Regulatory Affairs team has developed and implemented a Materials Database that encompasses coatings and inks, and all the information that could impact the use and usability of these materials. Through the database, Eviosys can monitor the status of each material managed within the organisation, including regulatory considerations and specifications on how to use the materials safely. The Materials Database enables Eviosys to have visibility into every aspect and management of the raw materials used in its products. The Eviosys Regulatory Affairs team qualifies the materials for use in the company’s products based on the detailed information provided by suppliers, and managed through the database. Given the critical importance of supplier input in this process, beginning in 2024 Eviosys has implemented an annual face-to-face week-long Regulatory meeting with its suppliers of ink and coating materials at the company’s Wantage R&D facility (in the U.K.).