FEPF, the Cerame-Unie member association representing the European ceramic table- and ornamentalware, attended the fifth Joint Research Centre (JRC) workshop on ceramics on 12 October in Ispra, Italy. This meeting provided an opportunity for JRC to present preliminary testing results of bakeware.
At the request of JRC, FEPF agreed to organise a sampling exercise and provide additional representative types of bakeware. All samples should indicate the origin and name/address of the manufacturer in order to trace the sampled products and provide the results bilaterally to companies. The enamel industry also agreed to send some samples. The results of these tests should feed into an update of the European Commission legislation on food contact materials. An impact assessment is expected however the timeline is not yet confirmed.