SGS Provides Overview of Changes to EU Domestic Cookware Standard (EN 12983-1 Part 1 and Part 2)

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company is reminding stakeholders that the European standard for domestic cookware for use with a stove, cooker of hob – EN 12983 parts 1 and 2 – has been updated.

The two parts – EN 12983-1: 2023 and EN 12983-2: 2023 – supersede EN 12983-1: 2000 with amendment/corrigendum and CEN/TS 12983-2: 2005 respectively. They are:

– Part 1 – safety and performance requirements for all cookware used either on or in an oven, regardless of the material or method of manufacture
– Part 2 – safety and performance requirements for domestic ceramic and glass ceramic cookware for use on top of a stove, cooker or hob

SGS has published SafeGuardS 037.23 to help stakeholders gain an overview of the changes brought in by the new versions. These include a new handle pull test in EN 12983-1: 2023 and an easy-to-clean coating performance requirement in EN 12983-2: 2023.

To learn more stakeholders are advised to look at SGS’s original SafeGuardS 037.23.

EN 12983-1: 2023 and EN 12983-2: 2023 were published in February 2023 and will be given the status of a national standard and conflicting national standards withdrawn, either by publication of an identical text or by endorsement, by August 2023.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 EU Updates the Domestic Cookware Standard (EN 12983-1 Part 1 and Part 2) SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

Kelvin Leung
Technical Services Executive
Tel: (+ 852) 27747437

Sandrine Sabatier
Technical Expert
Tel: (+33) 0623423745

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