New Food Contact Materials and Articles Regulation in Ukraine

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, is advising stakeholders that Ukraine has issued new legislation for food contact materials and articles.

Law No. 2718-IX of November 3, 2022 ‘On Materials and Articles Intended to Come into Contact with Food’ was published in the Voice of Ukraine on November 19, 2022. It contains elements from several pieces of European Union (EU) legislation:

– Regulation (EC) 1935/2004 (Framework Regulation)
– Regulation (EC) 2023/2006 (Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP))
– Regulation (EC) 450/2009 (Active and Intelligent Materials and Articles)

It covers food contact materials made from:

– Active materials and articles
– Intelligent materials and articles
– Adhesives
– Ceramics
– Cork
– Rubber
– Glass
– Ion-exchange resin
– Metals and alloys
– Paper and cardboard
– Plastics
– Printing inks
– Regenerated cellulose
– Silicones
– Textiles
– Varnishes and coatings
– Wax
– Wood

SGS has published SafeGuardS 135.22 to help stakeholders understand the impact of Law No. 2718-IX on food contact materials and articles. It includes a table summarizing the law.

Important dates associated with the law:

– Entry into force: November 20, 2022
– Provisions (other than those indicated below): November 19, 2025
– Clauses 2, 4 and 5 to Section VII ‘Final and Transitional Provisions’ (except for a few paragraphs under clause 4 which will become effective on November 19, 2025): November 20, 2022

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 Ukraine Regulates Food Contact Materials and Articles 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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