SGS Publishes SafeGuardS on Uruguayan Proposal to Adopt New Regulation for Food Contact Silicones

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, is reminding stakeholders that Uruguay intends to approve the Mercosur Technical Regulation for food contact silicone materials, containers, coatings and equipment.

The Uruguay Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining (MIEM) announced draft Resolution No. 06/22 on March 13, 2023, and will accept comments until May 12, 2023.

Among the important provisions in the draft resolution are general safety provisions, migration limits and a positive list split into five parts:

– Part I ‘Silicone oils (fluids) and their respective emulsions’
– Part II ‘Silicone resins’
– Part III ‘Elastomeric silicones (silicone rubber)’
– Part IV ‘Additives, fillers and additives for fillers’
– Part V ‘Monomers’

SGS has published SafeGuardS 038.23 to give stakeholders a clearer understanding of the changes that will come into effect if/when Uruguay adopts the Mercosur Technical Regulation. Stakeholders are advised to review the original SafeGuardS 038.23 to learn more.

NB: Mercosur or the Southern Common Market is a South American trade bloc comprising Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. Its associate members are Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru and Suriname. Venezuela, although a full member, has been on suspension since 1 December 2016.

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 Uruguay Consults Over Draft Resolution for Food Contact Silicones SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

Dr. HingWo Tsang
Global Information and Innovation Manager
Tel: (+852) 2774 7420

Alessandra Shimizu
Technical Manager
Tel: +551138838880

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