Ukraine Publishes New Requirements for Food Contact PVC Materials and Articles

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  • (1888PressRelease) February 16, 2023 - SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, is advising businesses operating in Ukraine that the country has issued legislation to regulate vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) in food contact materials and articles (FCM) containing polyvinyl chloride (PVC).

    Order No. 2199 of December 5, 2022, ‘On the approval of Requirements for materials and articles containing vinyl chloride that are intended to come into contact with food’, was published by the Ministry of Health on January 18, 2023. This brings Ukrainian law into closer alignment with EU rules by implementing the requirements in European Directive 78/142/EEC relating to VCM in FCM containing vinyl chloride polymers or copolymers.

    The requirements are:
    • Content – no more than 1.0 mg/kg
    • Migration – no more than 0.01 mg/kg

    Order No. 2199 entered into force on January 18, 2023, and will be effective from November 19. 2025.

    Stakeholders are advised to now check their FCM again Ukraine’s latest legislative requirements to ensure continued compliance.

    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 Ukraine Regulates Vinyl Chloride Monomer in Food Contact PVC Materials 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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