SGS Publishes Overview of Indian Proposal to Regulate Some Food Contact Products

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, is advising businesses operating in India that the government intends to mandate the use of national standards for several categories of food contact product.

The Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry’s Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade has produced a draft order signalling their intention to mandate five standards for five categories of food contact product.

Goods will be required to conform to specified Indian standards and bear the Standard Mark, under a license from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), in accordance with Scheme-I of Schedule II of the Bureau of Indian Standards (Conformity Assessment) Regulations 2018.

The five standards and product categories are:

– IS 14756:2022 ‘Stainless steel cookware’
– IS 1660:2009 ‘Wrought aluminum utensils’
– IS 13983:1994 ‘Stainless steel sinks for domestic purposes’
– IS 9396 (Part 1):1987 ‘Round open top sanitary cans for foods and drinks – tinplate’
– IS 14407:1996 ‘Aluminum cans for beverages’

The draft order was circulated by the World Trade Organization (WTO) on May 5, 2023. The proposed effective date is six months after being published in the Official Gazette. The date for micro and small businesses is twelve months after the date of publication.

For more information, stakeholders should review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 060.23.

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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

Ashwani Verma
Laboratory Manager
Tel: +919810313721

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