Microwavable Food Contact Plastic Container Standards Mandated in Thailand

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a SafeGuardS article to help stakeholders understand recently mandated changes to Thailand’s rules relating to microwavable food contact plastic materials and articles.

A Ministerial Regulation was issued by the Ministry of Industry in April 2022 mandating the following standards:

  1. TIS 2493 Part 1-2554 (2011) ‘Plastic food containers for microwave Part 1 for reheating’
  2. TIS 2493 Part 2-2556 (2013) ‘Plastic food containers for microwave Part 2 for single reheating’

The first standard specifies the requirements for polypropylene (PP), poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET), poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) and poly(methyl pentene) (PMP). It covers marking, labeling, packaging and conformity’

The second standard provides the requirements for PP, PET and polystyrene (PS) and includes provisions relating to temperature resistance, marking, labeling, packaging and conformity.

SGS SafeGuardS 071/22 includes greater detail on the testing parameters and migration limits included in both standards to help stakeholders ensure their products remain in compliance with Thailand’s legislation.

Both standards will become mandatory on January 3, 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 Thailand Mandates Two Standards for Microwavable Food Contact Plastic Containers SafeGuardS.

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