( PR4US.com | Press Release | 2021-10-05 17:11:18 )
SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a summary of three recommendations issued by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung, BfR) in mid-2021. The three recommendations are interrelated and cover natural and synthetic rubber commodities, including those that are intended to come into contact with food.
The three recommendations are:
• Recommendation XXI ‘Commodities based on natural and synthetic rubber’
• Recommendation XXI/1 ‘Commodities based on natural and synthetic rubber in contact with food’
• Recommendation XXI/2 ‘Special consumer goods made of natural and synthetic rubber and lattices made of natural and synthetic rubber (formerly special category)’
These three recommendations supersede the 2011 iteration of Recommendation XXI ‘Commodities based on natural and synthetic rubber’. Stakeholders should also be aware that a separate Recommendation XXI/3 ‘Consumer goods made of cross-linked thermoplastic elastomer’ is planned for food contact thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs).
These recommendations should be considered effective immediately.
SGS has published a summary of these three recommendations to help suppliers of natural and synthetic rubber commodities understand their requirements. To read these summaries, view SGS’s original SafeGuard 132/21.
SGS Food Contact Materials Services
SGS’s technical experts have extensive experience of testing materials and articles in contact with food. They can ensure that your products meet the appropriate regulations for food contact materials and pave the way for compliance. SGS offers the full range of testing, including migration tests, along with expert advice on emerging regulations, compliance issues and documentation review. Learn more about SGS’s Food Contact Materials Services. [http://www.sgs.com/fcm]
SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full Germany’s BfR Issues Guidelines for Natural and Synthetic Rubber Commodities SafeGuardS. [www.sgs.com/en/news/2021/09/safeguards-13221-germanys-bfr-issues-guidelines-for-natural-and-synthetic-rubber-commodities]
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For further information contact:
Dr. HingWo Tsang
Global Information and Innovation Manager
Tel: (+852) 2774 7420
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