Mercosur has approved three measures to amend its Resolutions on food contact materials and articles. Member states are required to transpose these measures into their national law before April 11, 2022
In October 2021, the Southern Common Market (Mercado Común del Sur, Mercosur) announced the approval of several Mercosur GMC Resolutions to amend three pieces of legislation on food contact materials and articles. These are:
- Mercosur/GMC/Res. No. 19/21 Modification of GMC Resolution No. 02/12 – Technical Regulation on Positive List of Monomers, Other starting Substances and Polymers Authorized for Food Contact Plastics
- Mercosur/GMC/Res. No. 20/21 Amendment of GMC Resolution No. 56/92 – General Provisions for Food Contact Plastics
- Mercosur/GMC/Res. No. 21/21 ‘Amendment of GMC Resolution No. 40/15’ Technical Regulation on Food Contact Cellulosic Materials
Member states (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) are required to transpose these three Resolutions into their national law before April 11, 2022 – Mercosur GMC Resolution Nos. 19/21 and 20/21 are to be adapted 360 days following their incorporation into national law.
Highlights of these three Mercosur GMC Resolutions are summarized in Table 1.
Mercosur/GMC/Res. No. 19/21 Amendment of GMC Resolution No. 02/12 – Technical Regulation on the Positive List of Monomers, Other Starting Substances and Polymers Authorized for Food Contact Plastics
Mercosur/GMC/Res. No. 20/21 Amendment of GMC Resolution N0. 56/92 – General Provisions for Food Contact Plastics
Mercosur/GMC/Res. No 21/21 Amendment of GMC Resolution No. 40/15 – Technical Regulation on Food Contact Cellulosic Materials
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