SGS Summarizes Updated Turkish Food Contact Plastics Regulation

SGS, the world’s leading testing inspection and certification company, has summarized Turkish amendments to its food contact plastics regulation in SafeGuardS 079.24.

The nation’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry revised the Food Codex Regulation on food contact plastics with a notification published under number 32538 on May 6, 2024. This implements changes previously made to the European Union’s Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011 on food contact plastics.

The changes relate to the following EU regulations that amend Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011:
– Regulation (EU) 2020/1245 (amendment 15)
– Regulation (EU) 2023/1442 (amendment 16)
– Regulation (EU) 2023/1627 (amendment 17)

SGS experts publish SafeGuardS to keep stakeholders informed about regulatory and market changes that could impact their ability to trade. SafeGuardS 079.24 summarizes these updates with details of the changes introduced by the EU regulations and contains information on the enforcement date and provisions for food contact plastics that do not comply with the amendment, but which were placed onto the market prior to the enforcenment date of January 1, 2026.

Stakeholders should review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 079.24 for more details.

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 Turkey Further Aligns Food Contact Plastics Regulation with EU Rules SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

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

Uğur Yilmaz
Certification & Regulatory Manager
Tel: (+90) 212 368 40 00 – 4441

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