SGS Summarizes Two Brazilian Proposals for Food Contact Materials

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a SafeGuardS looking at Brazil’s consultations over potential revisions to the requirements for food contact materials.

The National Health Agency (Anvisa) issued two draft resolutions for consultation in March 2024.

These are:
– Public Consultation Document No. 1241 of March 20, 2024 ‘Draft Resolution of the Collegiate Board – RDC to amend the positive list of monomers, other starting substances and polymers authorized for the production of plastic packaging and equipment in contact with food under Resolution of the Collegiate Board – RDC No. 56 of November 16, 2021’ (PC No 1241/2024)
– Public Consultation Document No. 1244 of March 20, 2024 ‘Draft Resolution of the Collegiate Board – RDC to amend Resolution of the Collegiate Board – RDC No.326 of December 3, 2019, which establishes the positive list of additives intended for the production of plastic materials and polymeric coatings in contact with food (PC No. 1244/2024)

If accepted, PC No 1241/2024 would add tetramethyl bisphenol F diglycidyl ether (TMBPF-DGE), with specifications, to the authorized list of monomers and other starting substances, and polyamide-imide 2 (PAI-2), with specifications, to the list of authorized polymers. PC No. 1244/2024 would add silver-magnesium-sodium-boron phosphate (silver glass) and diethylaminoethanol, with specifications, to table 1 of the Annex.

Stakeholders have until May 14 and May 28, 2024, respectively, to comment on PC No 1241/2024 and PC No. 1244/2024.

SGS experts publish SafeGuardS to keep stakeholders up to date with regulatory and market changes that could impact their business. They are advised to subscribe today to SGS SafeGuardS to stay informed.

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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.

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For further information contact:

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

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

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