my association intends to buy steel water bottles to pay homage, in the framework of an information campaign on the topic of plastic, to the children of the last years of elementary and first years of middle school in my city. In the research I have done so far I have not been able to find a clear indication on how to ascertain, or how to be proved by the supplier, that the bottles are in compliance with the Italian / European legislation for products that must be in contact with food (I think of things like : declaration of correspondence of the product to the model approved by the ministry, or attestation with stamping on the product of correspondence with the requirements of the relevant standards, etc.)

What has been found or submitted so far consists of unconvincing certificates from “Institutes”, “Bodies”, “Laboratories”, from the most disparate countries in the world, which in any case show no certain link with the products offered. Since the “end users” will be children, pupils of public schools, demonstrable food safety and strict compliance with the regulations are essential requirements for us. I hope you can direct us for the best result of our initiative, and in thanking you already, I cordially greet you

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Our expert in packaging and materials in contact with food answers, Luca Foltran.

According to the provisions of the legislation for articles intended for contact with food (Regulation (EC) No. 1935/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 October 2004 concerning materials and objects intended to come into contact with food and which repeals directives 80/590 / EEC and 89/109 / EEC), these objects must be accompanied by a written declaration certifying their compliance with current regulations. Therefore the bottle supplier must be able to submit this type of declaration. Document that, always within the terms of the law, must be accompanied by appropriate documentation to support this conformity (declarations regarding the raw materials used to produce the article, laboratory test reports, etc.)