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Brazil Revises Technical Regulation for Food Contact Metals and Alloys

SafeGuardSHardgoodsApril 16, 2024

SG 58/24

Brazil has transposed Mercosur/GMC/RES. No. 48/2023 on food contact metals and alloys into its national law. The provisions in the revised technical regulation will become effective on October 29, 2024.

On April 9, 2024, Brazil issued Resolution of the Collegiate Board of Directors RDC No. 854 of April 4, 2024 (RDC No. 854/2024) to revise the technical regulation on provisions for packaging, coatings, utensils, lids and metal equipment in contact with food (the Technical Regulation).

Brazil’s latest sanitary requirements in the Technical Regulation have incorporated Mercosur/GMC/RES. No. 48/2023 into the nation’s domestic law, including but not limited to a new set of requirements for heavy metals in impurities in metallic materials and a modified list of stainless steels with specifications. (SafeGuardS 44/24)

The important dates in the new resolution are summarized in Table 1.

ResolutionDate of entry into forceDate of applicabilityRemark
RDC No. 854/2024May 2, 2024October 29, 2024Repeals RDC 20/2007 and 498/2021

Table 1 

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HingWo Tsang

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Lara Gallego

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Packaging Regulations Consultant – Mercosur/Brazil

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