Brazil Proposes Changes to Metal Cookware Regulations & Requirements

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  • (1888PressRelease) June 09, 2021 - SGS has published a comprehensive overview of Brazil’s proposed changes to its rules and regulations covering metal cookware.

    Brazil’s Ministry of Economy/National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) released details of its proposed changes in April 2021. If accepted these will impact:

    • INMETRO Ordinance 398/2012 ‘Technical Regulation’
    • INMETRO Ordinance 419/2012 ‘Conformity Assessment Requirements’

    The proposed changes include several important provisions that will, if accepted, affect stakeholders, including:
    • Clarifications on scope (only for those intended to be used in ovens and on stoves):
    o No more than 75 cm base or diagonal diameter, used in ovens (roasting pans, trays, etc.)
    o No more than 17 l volumetric capacity, used on stoves (casseroles, steam cookers, etc.)
    o No more than 40 cm base or diagonal diameter, used on stoves (frying pans, grill pans, etc.)
    o No more than 2 l volumetric capacity, used on stoves (coffee makers, kettles, etc.)
    o No more than 30 l volumetric capacity (pressure cookers)
    • Exemptions:
    o Larger capacity pans for use in commercial settings, campgrounds, etc. (must be properly identified on labelling and packaging)
    o Rechargeable electrical items
    o Silicone cookware
    o Disposable cookware
    • Amendments to testing requirements for physical and mechanical properties
    • Clarification of cookware types by family
    • Replaces ‘ABNT NBR 6589, classes FC100, FC150 and FC200’ with ‘DIN EN 1561, classes GJL-100, GJL-150 or GJL-200’ for cast iron pressure cooker bodies and other cookware bodies

    The proposed changes also include an updated list of supplementary documents that are included in IINMETRO Ordinance 398/2021. To see this list, view SGS’s original SafeGuard 070/21.

    INMETRO has held a public consultation on the proposed changes that ends on June 10, 2021.

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