Food Contact Resolutions Updated in Mercosur

Mercosur, the Southern Common Market
incorporating Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, has approved three
measures to amend legislation relating to food contact materials and articles.

The legislation being amended is:

  • Mercosur/GMC/Res.
    No. 19/21 – Modification of GMC Resolution No. 02/12 – Technical Regulation on
    Positive List of Monomers, Other starting Substances and Polymers Authorized
    for Food Contact Plastics
  • Mercosur/GMC/Res.
    No. 20/21 – Amendment of GMC Resolution No. 56/92 – General Provisions for Food
    Contact Plastics
  • Mercosur/GMC/Res.
    No. 21/21 – ‘Amendment of GMC Resolution No. 40/15’ Technical Regulation on
    Food Contact Cellulosic Materials

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To learn more about the impact of these
amendments on the manufacture and supply of food contact materials and
articles, including new specific migration requirements for nine metals and
their salts, and overall migration limits for food contact plastic, read SGS’s
original SafeGuard 155/21.

The amendment announcement was made in
October 2021 and Member States are required to transpose the three resolutions
into their national law by April 11, 2022.

SGS Food Contact Materials 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
s Services.

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the
latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full Mercosur
Revises Food Contact Resolutions

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For further information contact:

Dr. Hing Wo Tsang

Global Information and Innovation Manager

Tel: (+852) 2774 7420



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