SGS Summarizes Brazilian Revision to Metal Cookware Legislation

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published SafeGuardS 168.23 covering Brazil’s amendment to its metal cookware ordinance.

The Brazil’s Ministry of Development, Industry, Commerce and Services and National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology issued an amendment to Ordinance 499/2021 on December 1, 2023. The ‘note’ under Sections and in Annex I are both updated, clarifying that:
– Ordinance 499/2021 is not limited to the metal materials specified in these sections
– Metal materials not specified in the ordinance must meet their respective technical standards and migration element requirements according to the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency

Ordinance 499/2021 covers the technical regulations and conformity assessment requirements for metal cookware and includes provisions relating to, inter alia:
– Product scope
– Certification model options
– Specifications for conformity identification seals
– List of rules and standards for demonstrating compliance

SGS publishes SafeGuardS to keep stakeholders informed about regulatory and market changes that may impact their business. For more information, stakeholders are advised to review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 168.23.

These changes should be considered effective on December 1, 2023.

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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.

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full Brazil Revises Metal Cookware Legislation SafeGuardS.

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

Alessandra Shimizu
Technical Manager
Tel: (+55) 11 3883-8880 Ext. 8785

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