Switzerland publishes a new positive list containing approximately 5,000 substances that can be used for packaging ink under its food contact
RO 2020 4811 was published under Official Collection No. 149 of
November 24, 2020, replacing Appendix 10 to RS 817.023.21. The new list
contains 53 more substances than its predecessor.
Packaging inks are defined in the legislation as:
of ink and printed varnishes to be printed on the surface of materials and articles
that do not come into direct contact with food
from substances such as binders, dyes, pigments, plasticizers, solvents and
- Layers of
packaging ink which, in their finished state, are thin films or printing
varnishes that are dried or hardened on the surface of materials and articles
The latest version of the list came into
effect on December 1, 2020.
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