SGS Issues Overview of Germany’s BfR Recommendation Revisions for Food Contact Material and Articles

Top Quote SGS publishes a SafeGuardS looking at six revisions to recommendations for food contact paper, board, rubber and silicone from Germany’s BfR. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 17, 2023 - SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a SafeGuardS to highlight revisions made by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) to six recommendations for food contact materials and articles.

    Issued on February 1, 2023, the revisions relate to recommendations on food contact materials and articles made from:
    • Silicone
    • Rubber
    • Paper
    • Board

    These revisions can be regarded as effective immediately.

    SGS’s original SafeGuardS 017.23 contains further details of the revisions, including tables highlighting the impact of these revisions for manufacturers and suppliers of food contact materials and articles.

    Stakeholders should review SafeGuardS 017.23 to get a clearer understand of how the changes will affect their business.

    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 Germany’s BFR Revises Recommendations for Several Types of Food Contact Material and Articles SafeGuardS. []

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    For further information contact:

    Dr. Hingwo Tsang
    Global Information and Innovation Manager
    Tel: +852 2774 7420
    Email: ( @ ) sgs dot com
    LinkedIn: sgs-consumer-goods-&-retail

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