Brazil Publishes Proposal to Revise Some Food Contact Requirements

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, is advising stakeholders that Brazil is proposing changes to its resolution covering food contact packaging, utensils, lids and metallic equipment.

The Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA) informed the World Trade Organization (WTO) on January 5, 2023, that it intended to make multiple revisions.

SGS has now published SafeGuardS 006.23 to give stakeholders an overview of the proposed changes. It contains a table that highlights the main amendments being proposed, including provisions relating to:

– Impurities
– Products made from stainless steel alloys
– Products made from aluminum (+ its alloys)

To see the complete table and learn more about Brazil’s proposal, view SGS’s original SafeGuardS 006.23.

The draft resolution was attached to WTO document number 23-0120. It contains several important changes to Collegiate Board Resolution – RDC No. 20 March 22, 2007, as amended by Collegiate Board Resolution – RDC No. 498 of May 20, 2021.

Comments will be accepted until March 6, 2023.

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.

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full Brazil Consults Over Proposal to Revise Food Contact Packaging, Utensils, Lids and Metallic Equipment SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

Dr. HingWo Tsang
Global Information and Innovation Manager
Tel: (+852) 2774 7420

Alessandra Shimizu
Technical Manager
Tel: (+55) 11 3883-8880/8785

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