New Mandatory Standards for Food Contact Plastics in Thailand

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, is advising stakeholders that Thailand has mandated three standards for certain food contact plastic materials and articles.

Thailand’s Ministry of Industry issued a Ministerial Regulation in April 2022 covering the following standards:

  • TIS 655 Part 1-2553 (2010) ‘Plastic utensils for food – Part 1 Polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, poly(ethylene terephthalate), poly(vinyl alcohol) and poly(methyl pentene)’
  • TIS 655 Part 2-2554 (2011) ‘Plastic utensils for food – Part 2 Poly(vinyl chloride), polycarbonate, polyamide and poly(methyl methacrylate)’
  • TIS 655 Part 3-2554 (2011) ‘Plastic utensils for food Part 3 Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene and styrene-acrylonitrile’

These standards contain, inter alia, provisions relating to safety, including for odor and taste, and resistance to impact and temperature. There are also rules for conformity and testing and requirements for:

  • Packaging
  • Marking
  • Labeling
  • Sampling

SGS has published SafeGuardS 070/22, containing more information on the standards and including details of the migration limits for the various materials.

Stakeholders should be aware these standards will become mandatory from 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 Standards for Several Food Contact Plastics SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

Dr. HingWo Tsang

Global Information and Innovation Manager

Tel: (+852) 2774 7420

Rutchuporn Moungsom

Hardlines/Toys Laboratory Manager

Tel: (+66) 2 481 5259



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