SGS Summarizes Canadian Update to Food Contact Glass and Ceramic Regulation

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published SafeGuardS 015.24 to provide an overview of recent updates to Canada’s law on food contact glass and ceramics.

Regulations Amending Certain Department of Health Regulations (Miscellaneous Program) (SOR/2023-247) was issued in December 2023. Among other things, it updates with the following standards in relation to the Glazed Ceramics and Glassware Regulations (SOR/2016-175):
– ISO 6486-1:2019 ‘Ceramic ware, glass ware and glass dinnerware in contact with food – Release of lead and cadmium – Part 1: Test Method’
– ASTM C927-80(2019)e1 ‘Standard Test Method for Lead and Cadmium Extracted from the Lip and Rim Area of Glass Tumblers Externally Decorated with Ceramic Glass Enamels’

Both standards are now legally accepted methods for demonstrating compliance with the migration of lead and cadmium in food contact glass and ceramic materials and articles under the regulation.

This update came into effect on November 24, 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 Canada Updates Standards for Food Contact Glass and Ceramics SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

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

Melanie Tamayo
Senior Technical Manager, SGS NA.
Tel: + 1 312 414 9394

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