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Ukraine Bans One Substance in Food Contact Plastics

SafeGuardSFood Contact MaterialNovember 21, 2022

SG 131/22

Ukraine has prohibited one substance for the manufacture of food contact plastics. The new law will become effective on January 21, 2023.

In October 2022, Ukraine’s Ministry of Health published Order No. 1735 of September 24, 2022 (Order No. 1735/2022) in the nation’s Official Gazette to prohibit one substance in the manufacture of plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. The new law is consistent with Commission Decision 2010/169/EU of March 19, 2010, in the European Union (SafeGuardS 106/22 and references therein).

2,4,4’-trichloro-2’-hydroxydiphenyl ether (trivial name “Triclosan”) is an antimicrobial agent with potential endocrine disrupting properties. 

Highlights of the new law are summarized in Table 1

Substance (CAS No.)ScopeRequirementEffective Date
2,4,4’-trichloro-2’-hydroxydiphenyl ether(0003380-34-5) Food contact plasticsProhibitedJanuary 21, 2023*
*Food contact plastics manufactured with 2,4,4’-trichloro-2’-hydroxydiphenyl ether and placed on the market on or before January 1, 2023, may continue to be marketed until January 1, 2024

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