SGS Summarizes Brazilian Revisions to Technical Regulation for Food Contact Metals and Alloys

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published SafeGuardS 058.24 to keep stakeholders up to date with Brazil’s revisions to its technical regulation for food contact metals and allows.

Resolution of the Collegiate Board of Directors RDC No. 854 of April 4, 2024 (RDC No. 854/2024) was issued on April 9, 2024. This revises the technical regulation governing provisions for packaging, coatings, utensils, lids and metal equipment that come into contact with food.

The latest changes incorporate Mercosur/GMC/RES. No. 48/2023 into Brazil’s domestic law and includes a new set of requirements for heavy metals in impurities in metallic materials and a modified list of stainless steels with specifications.

The new resolution enters into force on May 2, 2024, and will become applicable from October 29, 2024. It will repeal RDC 20/2007 and 498/2021.

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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

Lara Gallego
Technical Specialist
Packaging Regulations Consultant – Mercosur/Brazil
Tel: +55 11 2664-9595 ext. 8873

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