Brazil has informed the WTO of its intention to revise its legislation on cellulosic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. Comments are accepted until March 7, 2022

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On January 7, 2022, the World Trade Organization (WTO) announced a draft resolution from Brazil’s Health Surveillance Agency (Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária, ANVISA) on its intention to revise the nation’s technical regulation on food contact cellulosic materials and articles under Resolution of the Board of Collegiate of Directors – RDC No. 88, 2016 (Resolução de Diretoria Colegiada - RDC no 88, de 29 de junho de 2016). The draft resolution, attached to WTO document number 22-0190) and notified under G/TBT/N/BRA/1298, requires pigments and dyes in food contact cellulosic materials and articles to conform to BS EN 646 ‘Paper and board intended to come into contact with foodstuffs – Determination of color fastness of dyed paper and board.

Highlights of the draft resolution are summarized in Table 1.

WTO Document No. 22-0190, January 7, 2022
Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA), Draft Resolution No. 1061 of December 21, 2021

Scope Standard Requirement Remark
Pigments and dyes in food contact cellulosic materials and articles
BS EN 646 Grade 5 grayscale
Comments will be accepted until March 7, 2022

Table 1

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