Brazil Updates Food Contact Materials and Articles Legislation

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, is reminding stakeholders that Brazil has revised its legislation relating to food contact materials and articles.

Brazil’s Ministry of Health/National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published Resolution of the Collegiate Board of Directors No. 589 of December 20, 2021, in December 2021. This transposes GMC/Mercosur Resolution Nos. 19/2021, 20/2021 and 21/2021 into national law, thereby updating the following pieces of legislation:

  • Resolution No. 105/1999 ‘General provisions for food contact plastics’
  • Resolution RDC No. 56/2012 ‘Positive list for food contact plastics’
  • Resolution RDC No. 88/2016 ‘Food contact cellulosic materials and articles’

Among the changes brought in by the updates are amendments to:

  • Overall migration requirements
  • Specific migration requirements for primary aromatic amines (PAA)
  • Requirements for container coatings
  • Restrictions/specifications for 11 substances, including bisphenol A (BPA)

To see a comprehensive overview of the changes brought in by the revisions, review SGS’s original SafeGuard 028/22.

The new resolution came into force on January 3, 2022, and its provisions will become effective one year thereafter.

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 Revises Legislation on Food Contact Materials and Articles SafeGuardS.

Subscribe here to receive SGS SafeGuardS direct to your inbox.

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 Ext. 8785



LinkedIn: sgs-consumer-goods-&-retail

About SGS

We are SGS – the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. Our 96,000 employees operate a network of 2,600 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top