Germany is updating the methodology concerning the attestation of conformity of the hygienic suitability of products to drinking water for products that are used for the construction and restoration of drinking water supply systems.
The Recommendation is currently submitted to the 2018 / 479 / D information procedure, with expiry 27 / 12 / 2018, concerning the attestation of conformity of the hygienic suitability of the products to drinking water
The Recommendation describes a general method of attesting hygienic compliance for drinking water of all products (raw materials, starting substances, materials, formulations, components, compound products) that may come into contact with it. In the recommendation, in the light of examples and scenarios, we describe typical actions for the applicants and the respective importance of the attesting certification institute. The recommendation distinguishes the material and surface portion of products or components in contact with drinking water. It explicitly clarifies the need for control of production processes. The recommendation will not have legally binding effects.
Currently the document is in a phase of "public inquiry" and it is possible to present observations / comments directly from the European Commission website
A copy of the recommendation, also available in Italian, can be downloaded from the European Commission website.