SGS Issues SafeGuardS on Food Contact Plastics Substance Ban by Ukraine

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, is advising stakeholders that from January 21, 2023, 2,4,4’-trichloro-2’-hydroxydiphenyl ether, also known as Triclosan, will be banned from food contact plastics in Ukraine.

Ukraine’s Ministry of Health published Order No. 1735/2022 in October 2022. It prohibits the use of Triclosan, an antimicrobial agent, in the manufacture of plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.

Triclosan is known to potentially have endocrine disrupting properties and is already banned in the European Union (EU) under Commission Decision 2010/169/EU of March 19, 2010.

Stakeholders should be aware that food contact plastics manufactured with Triclosan, and placed onto the market on or before January 1, 2023, can continue to be marketed for a period of twelve months (January 1, 2024).

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.

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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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