Brazil Revises Legislation on Food Contact Materials and Articles
In December 2021, Brazil’s Ministry of Health/National Health Surveillance Agency (Ministério da Saúde/Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA)) published Resolution of the Collegiate Board of Directors No. 589 of December 20, 2021 (Resolução de Diretoria Colegiada RDC No. 589, de 20 de dezembro de 2021, 589/2021) to transpose GMC/Mercosur Resolution Nos. 19/2021, 20/2021 and 21/2021 into national law on food contact materials and articles.
The latest transposition revises three pieces of national legislation on food contact materials and articles:
Resolution No. 105/1999 ‘General provisions for food contact plastics’
Resolution RDC No. 56/2012 ‘Positive list for food contact plastics’
Resolution RDC No. 88/2016 ‘Food contact cellulosic materials and articles’