EC1935/2004 stands for Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 of THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27 October 2004－on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. It is the No. 1935 regulations, which occurred in 2004 in EU.
It is landmark European legislation for the food industry and covers materials and objects intended to come into contact with foods, namely so-called Food Contact Materials, which sets out the general principles of good manufacturing practice, safety and inertness for FCMs, but not limited.
EC1935/2004 prescribes that the migration of substances (contaminants) between the relevant materials and the food must remain within specific tolerances to avoid contamination and adverse taste changes.
FCMs should be sufficiently inert so that their constituents neither adversely affect consumer health nor influence the quality of the food. To ensure the safety of FCMs, and to facilitate the free movement of goods, EU law provides for binding rules that business operators must comply with.