SGS Summarizes US Proposal to Ban Certain Food Contact Substances

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  • (1888PressRelease) November 18, 2023 - SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a SafeGuardS to keep stakeholders up to date with US moves prohibit several chemicals and classes of chemical from food contact materials and articles.

    The US government has introduced H.R 6105 ‘No Toxics in Food Packaging Act of 2023’ to prohibit the following substances:
    • Antimony trioxide
    • Bisphenol A, B, S, F, AF or related compounds
    • Ortho-phthalates
    • Per- or polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)
    • Styrene

    If accepted, the proposed act will amend Section 409 of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C 348).

    SGS has published SafeGuardS 150.23 to provide an overview of the proposal. Additional details included in the SafeGuardS are a definition of PFAS and examples of ortho-phthalates. It also explains how the bill outlines that alternatives used in place of prohibited substances should be considered for potential adverse effects against vulnerable populations.

    Stakeholders are advised to review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 150.23 for more information.

    The proposed act was introduced in October 2023. It will become effective two years after the date of enactment.

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    SGS offers a comprehensive range of testing services to help manufacturers and suppliers ensure their products are safe and comply with national and international regulations concerning harmful chemicals. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS Chemical Testing Services. []

    SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full US Congress Proposes Ban on Certain Food Contact Substances SafeGuardS. []

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    For further information contact:

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

    Melanie Tamayo
    Senior Technical Manager, SGS NA.
    Tel: + 1 312 414 9394

    Email: ( @ ) sgs dot com
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