New EDQM website, redesigned to better serve your needs – Now online!

EDQM 01/04/2022 Strasbourg, France

The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) has just launched its redesigned website. Discover the following new features. Improved, user-friendly navigation by main topics. This means faster access – in fewer clicks – to the information you need using the top menu...

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Metals and alloys used in food contact materials and articles: updated technical guide released for consultation

EDQM 21/03/2022 Strasbourg, France

The 1st edition of the technical guide “Metals and alloys used in food contact materials and articles” (2013) has been completely reviewed by the European Committee for Food Contact Materials and Articles (Partial Agreement) (CD-P-MCA) to account for regulatory developments and recent risk...

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Preventing food contamination: new multi-analyte methods for the determination of substances migrating from printing inks to food or food simulants

EDQM 28/07/2021 Strasbourg, France

The quality and safety of materials and articles which come into contact with food need to be controlled. The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) therefore develops guidelines for such items through the work of the European Committee for Food Contact Materials...

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The Council of Europe appoints future EDQM Director

EDQM 28/06/2021 Strasbourg, France

The Council of Europe has appointed Petra Dörr, PhD, as future Director of the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM). She will take over the function from the current Director, Susanne Keitel, in October 2021. Petra Dörr comes to the EDQM with more than 25 years of...

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EDQM releases guidance on paper and board materials and articles for food contact

EDQM 19/05/2021 Strasbourg, France

The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) has published the first edition of the technical guide entitled “Paper and board used in food contact materials and articles”, following the October 2020 adoption of the resolution on the safety and quality of...

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New Council of Europe resolution to strengthen safety of food contact materials

EDQM 19/10/2020 Strasbourg, France

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe1 has adopted a new resolution2 on the safety and quality of materials and articles for contact with food. This instrument is expected to improve the protection of consumers from contaminants (metals, antioxidants, stabilisers, colorants,...

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EDQM website search engine deactivated

EDQM 02/03/2020 Strasbourg, France

The EDQM regrets to inform its users that the search engine on its website has been deactivated and is currently unavailable for technical reasons. We are aware of this recurring issue and are working on a long-term solution. We therefore request that our users refrain from contacting the EDQM...

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Food contact materials and articles: new documents for consultation

EDQM 06/02/2020 Strasbourg, France

In the framework of its task to develop and strengthen standards and policies to improve the health protection of consumers, the European Committee for Food Contact Materials and Articles (Partial Agreement) (CD-P-MCA), has elaborated a set of general technical provisions to be appended to an...

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EDQM launches a new HelpDesk

EDQM 21/11/2019 Strasbourg, France

As part of its efforts to improve customer service, the EDQM has developed a streamlined version of its HelpDesk and FAQs platform. The new HelpDesk was redesigned on the basis of feedback received from users and now benefits from a more intuitive interface, which is expected to enhance customer...

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EDQM annual report 2018 published

EDQM 06/06/2019 Strasbourg, France

The latest EDQM Annual Report provides an overview of its accomplishments.  In 2018 much was accomplished in the field of setting quality standards for the manufacture and control of medicines in Europe and beyond. 

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Staying abreast of scientific and technological progress and strengthening healthcare in Europe: EDQM Annual Report showcases achievements for 2017

EDQM 02/07/2018

The EDQM has released its 2017 Annual Report providing an overview of its accomplishments. Among the major highlights for the past year, the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) Commission kept on ensuring that the monographs and texts of the Ph.Eur. stay abreast of scientific and technological...

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