SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification
company, has published a summary of three recommendations issued by the German
Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung, BfR) in mid-2021. The three
recommendations are interrelated and cover natural and synthetic rubber
commodities, including those that are intended to come into contact with food.
The three recommendations are:
- Recommendation XXI ‘Commodities based on natural and synthetic
- Recommendation XXI/1 ‘Commodities
based on natural and synthetic rubber in contact with food’
- Recommendation XXI/2 ‘Special consumer goods made of natural and
synthetic rubber and lattices made of natural and synthetic rubber (formerly
These three recommendations supersede the 2011 iteration of Recommendation
XXI ‘Commodities based on natural and synthetic rubber’. Stakeholders should
also be aware that a separate Recommendation XXI/3 ‘Consumer goods made of
cross-linked thermoplastic elastomer’ is planned for food contact thermoplastic
These recommendations should be considered effective immediately.
SGS has published a summary of these three recommendations to help
suppliers of natural and synthetic rubber commodities understand their
requirements. To read these summaries, view SGS’s original SafeGuard
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. Learn more
about SGS’s Food
Contact Materials Services.
SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the
latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full Germany’s
BfR Issues Guidelines for Natural and Synthetic Rubber Commodities SafeGuardS.
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For further information contact:
Dr. HingWo Tsang
Global Information and Innovation Manager
Tel: (+852) 2774 7420
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