Food Packaging Regulations – (EU) Online Course & Certificate

20 contact hours
Used For:
2 Continuing Education Units
Course and Certificate:

Materials are often used to package food products for effective and efficient sale and distribution. These materials, which come into direct and indirect contact with foods, must be regulated by national agencies. Food Packaging Regulations is a course that surveys the laws and regulations governing the packaging of food products in the European Union. We examine the regulations that control use of ceramics, epoxys, cellulose, plastic, recycled materials, and BPA.


After completing Food Packaging Regulations (EU), students will be equipped with a basic understanding of the following:

  1. Food packaging materials
  2. ESFA and the EU Framework Regulations
  3. Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  4. Ceramics
  5. Epoxy
  6. Regenerated Cellulose Films
  7. Plastics and recycled plastic
  8. Active packaging
  9. BPA


This course is designed for students who possess basic chemistry and a desire to learn about basic regulations. Professionals are also encouraged to register for this course, either as a means of professional development or as a broadening experience. 

 Students will be assigned 5 homework assignments, and 1 final exam. 

  1. Food packaging materials
  2. The role of the European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA)
  3. EU Framework Regulation EC 1935/2004
  4. Good Manufacturing Practices (Regulation EC 2023/2006)
  5. Ceramics (Directive 84/500/EEC)
  6. Epoxy resin derivatives (Regulation EC 1895/2005)
  7. Regenerated cellulose film (Regulation Directive 2007/42/EC)
  8. Recycled Plastics Material (Regulation EC 282/2008)
  9. Active and intelligent packaging (Regulation EC 1935/2004)
  10. Plastics (Regulation EU 10/2011Ceramics)
  11. Bisphenol A (Regulation EU 321/2011)



 This course is Instructor-led and delivered through our award-winning online Learning Management System.