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Brazil Updates Regulation for Food Contact Plastics and Polymeric Coatings

02-03-2020 05:31 PM CET | Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance

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Brazil has established a positive list of additives for food contact plastics and polymeric coatings.

Published on December 4, 2019 by the Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency (Agncia Nacional de Vigilncia Sanitria, ANVISA), Resolution of the Collegiate Board of Directors No. 326 of December 3, 2019 (Resoluo de Diretoria Colegiada No. 326, de 3 de Dezembro de 2019, RDC 326/2019) establishes a positive list of additives for food contact plastics and polymeric coatings. It does not include:
o Polymerization aids
o Non-intentionally added substances (NIAS) - impurities, reaction intermediates and decomposed products (substances that are present in food contact materials and articles (FCMs) but are not added during the manufacturing process)

The new Technical Regulation, transposed from Mercosur GCM Resolution No. 39/2019, contains several important provisions. These include:
o A positive list of more than 1,000 substances
o Restrictions for nine metals in authorized acids, phenols or alcohols:
1. Aluminum (Al):

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