Food Contact Plastics Legislation Introduced in Georgia

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, is advising manufacturers and suppliers of food contact materials and products made from plastic that Georgia has issued a new Technical Regulation that will come into effect on January 1, 2026.

Resolution No. 304 of June 8, 2022 (Resolution No. 304/2022) was issued in June 2022. It is essentially based on European Union (EU) Regulation 10/2011, with amendments to Regulation (EU) 2020/1245 on food contact plastics.

SGS has published SafeGuardS 126.22 to help stakeholders understand the changes. It contains details of Resolution No. 304/2022, including a table that summarizes its contents and requirements. For more information, stakeholders are advised to review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 126.22.

Stakeholders are also reminded that Georgia issued Resolution No. 317/2018 in 2018. This contains requirements for materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. It follows EU Regulation 1935/2004 and establishes 17 groups of food contact materials and articles and covers a wide range of requirements, including:

  1. – Authorization of new substances
  2. – Confidentiality
  3. – Declaration of compliance (DoC)
  4. – Economic operators
  5. – General safety (Article 4)
  6. – Labeling (glass and fork symbol)
  7. – Traceability

Since 2018, it has been amended twice, by Resolution No. 120/2020 and Resolution No. 112/202, and will come into effect on September 1, 2024. 

Resolution No. 304/2022 on food contact plastics will become effective on January 1, 2026.

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 Georgia Announces Legislation on Food Contact Plastics SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

Dr. HingWo Tsang
Global Information and Innovation Manager
Tel: (+852) 2774 7420
LinkedIn: sgs-consumer-goods-&-retail

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