SGS Summarizes EU Expansion to Union List Under Food Contact Plastics Regulation

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a SafeGuardS to help businesses understand a recent change to the European Union (EU) positive list for authorized substances for food contact plastics.

Regulation (EU) 2023/1627 was issued on August 11, 2023. This adds one substance to the Union List falling under Annex I of Regulation (EU) 10/2011, the Food Contact Plastics Regulation.

The amendment authorizes bis(2-ethylhexyl)cyclohexane-1,4-dicarboxylate (DEHCH).

SGS SafeGuardS 102.23 provides stakeholders with details of the amendment, including specifications and the effective date.

Stakeholders are advised to review the original SafeGuardS 102.23 to learn more.

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 EU Expands Union List Under Food Contact Plastics Regulation SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

Dr. HingWo Tsang
Global Information and Innovation Manager
Tel: (+852) 2774 7420
LinkedIn: SGS Connectivity & Products

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