Peru has launched a 90-day public consultation on a proposal to ban BPA in varnishes and coatings that are used in food contact materials and articles for infants and young children. Comments are accepted until September 2, 2021.

SAFEGUARDS | Consumer ProductsNO. 120/21

 SG 12021 Baby Food

In July 2021, the World Trade Organization (WTO) announced a draft regulation from Peru’s Ministry of Health on its intention to regulate bisphenol A (BPA) in varnishes and coatings used in food packaging for infants and young children (Proyecto de Norma Sanitaria que regula el bisfenol A en los barnices y revestimientos empleados en envases para alimentos destinados a lactantes y niños pequeños). The draft legislation, under Ministerial Resolution No. 712-2021/MINSA of June 3, 2021 and attached to WTO document 21-5324, prohibits BPA in these products.

Comments on the proposal will be accepted until September 2, 2021.

According to the WTO notification, it is proposed that the draft regulation is to:

  • To be adopted 180 days from publication
  • To enter into force 6 months from the date of adoption

Highlights of the proposal are summarized in Table 1. 

Substance (CAS)

Scope

Requirement

Proposed date of
entry into force

BPA (80-05-7)

Varnishes and coatings in food containers for infants and young children

Prohibited

Six months from date of adoption
(potentially late 2022)

Table 1

SGS is committed to providing information about development in regulations for consumer products as complimentary services. Through a global network of laboratories, SGS provides a wide range of services including physical/mechanical testing, analytical testing and consultancy work for technical and non-technical parameters applicable to a comprehensive range of consumer products. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Contact us for more information or visit our website

For inquiries, please contact:

Hingwo Tsang
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 - 2021 - 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.