Report recycling or production sites for food contact materials made from recycled plastic. Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Does your company produce plastics from recycled material in Germany that are intended to come into contact with food? Then you must notify the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety of your recycling or production sites.

Objects or materials that come into contact with food are called food contact materials. These are for example:

  • Food packaging
  • Tableware
  • Food processing machinery

The manufacturing processes of recycled food contact plastics are subject to a European approval procedure. As an authorisation holder of such a process, you are obliged to notify the competent authority of your recycling or production sites. In Germany, the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) is responsible for this.
The BVL passes on your site information to the European Commission. It is included in a register of production and recycling sites in the European Union and in third countries, which is published by the European Commission.


  • Authorisation notice for the recycling or manufacturing process
  • where applicable, power of attorney from the authorisation holder

Forms: no

Online procedure possible: yes

Written form required: no

Personal appearance required: no

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Preconditions

  • Your company has an authorisation from the European Commission for a corresponding recycling process for the production of recycled plastic for contact with food.
  • You use the process in Germany.

Related Links

  • Artikel 5 der Verordnung (EG) Nummer 1935/2004 des europäischen Parlaments und des Rates vom 27. Oktober 2004 über Materialien und Gegenstände, die dazu bestimmt sind, mit Lebensmitteln in Berührung zu kommen und zur Aufhebung der Richtlinien 80/590/EWG und 89/109/EWG
  • Artikel 10 Nummer 3 Satz 1 der Verordnung (EG) Nummer 282/2008 der Kommission vom 27. März 2008 über Materialien und Gegenstände aus recyceltem Kunststoff, die dazu bestimmt sind, mit Lebensmitteln in Berührung zu kommen, und zur Änderung der Verordnung (EG) Nr. 2023/2006

Related Links

  • Informationen zur Mitteilung der Standorte von Recyclinganlagen für Lebensmittelkontaktmaterialien aus Kunststoff auf der Internetseite des Bundesamtes für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit
  • Allgemeine Informationen zum Zulassungsverfahren für Lebensmittelkontaktmaterialien auf der Internetseite des Bundesamtes für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit

You can make the notification to the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety in the online procedure or by e-mail.

  • Online procedure (available soon):
    • Fill out the online form.
    • Upload the approval notice for your recycling or manufacturing process and, if applicable, a power of attorney as a PDF file with a maximum of 5 megabytes.
    • After logging into your organization account, you can submit the notification.
  • Email:
    • You can send the location including address and contact details as well as your manufacturer details and, if applicable, details of the authorised person informally by e-mail to the BVL.
    • Attach to the e-mail your authorisation notice for the recycling or manufacturing process and, if applicable, a power of attorney from the authorisation holder.
  • The BVL will check your notification and contact you if there are any queries or missing documents.
  • The BVL will forward your information to the European Commission.
  • You will receive an acknowledgement of receipt from the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety. Please take into account the dispatch and processing times.

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Last update or date of publication
11.12.2021