Switzerland Revises List of Substances for Food Contact Ink
Switzerland has published its latest list of substances for packaging ink under its food contact legislation. The new list became effective on December 1, 2020.
SAFEGUARDS | Consumer ProductsNO. 182/20
In November 2020, Switzerland published RO 2020 4811 (in French, German or Italian) under Official Collection No. 149 of November 24, 2020 to replace its list of substances that are allowed for the manufacture of packaging ink and related requirements for food contact materials and articles (RS 817.023.21, in French, German or Italian). The new positive list, under Appendix 10 to RS 817.023.21 (in French, German or Italian), contains approximately 5,000 substances.
According to the definitions in the food contact materials and articles legislation, packaging inks are:
- Mixtures of ink and printed varnishes to be printed on the surface of materials and articles that do not come into direct contact with food
- Manufactured from substances such as binders, dyes, pigments, plasticizers, solvents and other additives
- Layers of packaging ink which, in their finished state, are thin films or printing varnishes that are dried or hardened on the surface of materials and articles
This new list of substances became effective on December 1, 2020.
SGS technical experts have extensive knowledge and testing experience in materials and articles in contact with food. They work to ensure that your products meet the appropriate regulations for food contact materials, paving the way for compliance. From overall migration tests to expert advice on emerging regulations, compliance issues and documentation review, SGS is the partner to trust. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information or visit our website.
For enquiries, please contact:
Global Information and Innovation Manager
t: (+852) 2774 7420
Stay on top of regulatory changes within your industry: subscribe to SafeGuardS!
Read more articles for the Consumer Goods and Retail industry
© SGS Group Management SA - 2020 - All rights reserved - SGS is a registered trademark of SGS Group Management SA. This is a publication of SGS, except for 3rd parties’ contents submitted or licensed for use by SGS. SGS neither endorses nor disapproves said 3rd parties contents. This publication is intended to provide technical information and shall not be considered an exhaustive treatment of any subject treated. It is strictly educational and does not replace any legal requirements or applicable regulations. It is not intended to constitute consulting or professional advice. The information contained herein is provided “as is” and SGS does not warrant that it will be error-free or will meet any particular criteria of performance or quality. Do not quote or refer any information herein without SGS’s prior written consent.