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Indonesia has implemented measures to mandate the use of SNI 7322:2008 for food contact melamine products. The new law also enforces a quality management system for manufacturers and a certification process for these products. The new regulation took effect on 30 September, 2015.

On 30 September 2015, the Ministry of Industry of Indonesia published Regulation No. 77/M-IND/PER/9/2015 [1] mandating the use of SNI 7322:2008 ‘Melamine Products – Eating and Drinking Equipment’ for food contact melamine materials and articles under HS Code 3924.10.00.10.

The new law also has a number of requirements, including:
  • Production audit. This can be self-declaration of implementation of Quality Management System (QMS) ISO 9001:2008 or its revision, or certification of QMS ISO 9001:2008 or its revision issued by the Quality Management System Certification Body (LSSMM) that has been accredited by KAN or an accreditation body having a signed Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (MRA) with KAN.

  • Raw materials. The following information on raw materials used in the polymerisation (condensation) process in the manufacture of food contact melamine products is required:
  1. MF for melamine with formaldehyde
  2. UF for urea with formaldehyde
  3. FF for phenolic resins with formaldehyde
  4. RF for a combination of melamine, urea and phenolic resins with formaldehyde
  • Testing. This can be conducted by a domestic or an overseas laboratory with the following conditions:
  1. The domestic laboratory is accredited by the National Accreditation Body of Indonesia (Komite Akreditasi Nasional, KAN) with SNI 7322:2008 as the scope and must be designated by the Minister
  2. The overseas laboratory is accredited and has a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with KAN such as the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) or the Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC) and must be appointed by the Minister
  • Product Certification. Manufacturers and importers are required to apply for Product Certificate of SNI-Marking (Sertifikat Produk Penggunaan Tanda SNI, SPPT-SNI) from a Certification Body (LsPro) that has been accredited by KAN and must be appointed by the Minister. The issuance of SPPT-SNI is via Certification System 5 and consists of 2 requirements:
  1. Compliance with testing against SNI 7322:2008
  2. Production audit of QMS ISO 9001:2008 or its revision

The LsPro issuing the SPPT-SNI must contain the following information:

  1. Contact details of company
  2. Manufacturer’s address
  3. Name of person in charge
  4. Brand
  5. Name and address of the authorised representative for the importer
  6. SNI number and title
  7. Types of melamine resins
  • Manufacturing and importing activities. Manufacturers and importers of food contact melamine products are obliged to submit a written report on their activities to the Directorate General of Industrial Development (Ministry of Industry) every 6 months. The report includes:
  1. ID of manufacturer or importer
  2. Type of food contact melamine products and quantity
  3. Country of Origin (CoC) for imported products
  4. Address of storage warehouse for imported products
  5. Proof of compliance to SNI 7322:2008

The new law took effect on the day of publication; 30 September 2015. Highlights of the new law are summarised in Table 1.

Table 1

Minister of Industry of the Republic of Indonesia

Regulation No. 77/M-IND/PER/9/2015

Item

Parameter

Highlight

1

Production Audit

  • - Self-declaration of QMS ISO 9001:2008 or updated version or
  • - Certification of QMS ISO 9001:2008 or its revision by LSSMM that is accredited by KAN or an accreditation body having a signed MRA with KAN

2

Raw Materials

Information on manufacture of product to be provided

  • - MF (melamine-formaldehyde)
  • - UF (urea-formaldehyde)
  • - FF (phenolic resins-formaldehyde)
  • - RF(combination of melamine, urea and phenolic resins-formaldehyde)

3

Testing

  • - Domestic laboratory accredited by KAN with SNI 7322:2008 in scope and approved by Minister
  • - Accredited overseas laboratory having MRA with KAN such as ILAC or APLAC and appointed by Minister

4

Product Certification

Certificate with SNI-Marking (SPPT-SNI) from Certification Body (LsPro) accredited by KAN and appointed by Minister

5

Manufacturing / Importing

Activities

To be reported to the Directorate General of Industrial Development (Ministry of Industry) every 6 months

Effective Date: 30 September 2015

Throughout our global network of laboratories, we are able to provide a range of services, including analytical testing and consultancy for food contact melamine products for Indonesia and international markets. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

For enquiries, please contact:

Hing Wo Tsang
Global Toys and Juvenile Products
t: +852 2774 7420

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