Brazil Proposes Changes to Food Contact Legislation

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, is informing stakeholders that Brazil has released proposals to update its legislation for food contact cellulosic materials and articles.

Cellulosic refers to a fiber made from cellulose – a substance found in the walls of plant cells.

Brazil’s Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) has issued a draft resolution. Their intention is to revise the nation’s technical regulation on food contact cellulosic materials and articles in Resolution of the Board of Collegiate of Directors – RDC No. 88, 2016.

According to draft resolution, pigments and dyes in food contact cellulosic materials and articles will be required to conform to the Grade 5 grayscale in BS EN 646 ‘Paper and board intended to come into contact with foodstuffs – Determination of color fastness of dyed paper and board.

The draft resolution was circulated by the World trade Organization (WTO) on January 7, 2022, attached to WTO document no. 22-0190. ANVISA will accept comments until March 7, 2022.

SGS Food Contact Material Services

SGS’s technical experts have extensive experience of testing materials and articles in contact with food. They can ensure that your products meet the appropriate regulations for food contact materials and pave the way for compliance. SGS offers the full range of testing, including migration tests, along with expert advice on emerging regulations, compliance issues and documentation review. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS’s Food Contact Material Services.

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For further information contact:

Dr. HingWo Tsang

Global Information and Innovation Manager

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Alessandra Shimizu

Technical Manager

Tel: (+55) 11 3883-8880 Ext. 8785



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