On August 31, 2022, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published and enforced the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging) Second Amendment Regulations, 2022, which set migration limits for antimony and Phthalic acid, bis (2- ethylhexyl) ester (DEHP) in materials that come into contact with food. As a result of this amendment, antimony (0.04 mg/kg) and DEHP (1.5 mg/kg) have been added to the list of specified substances with migration values from plastic materials intended for contact with food, making a total of nine substances that have been specified. The proposed regulations were announced on September 6, 2021, opinions were solicited, and a notification to WTO-TBT was made.
In addition, the substances for which migration limit values are established in the “Food Safety and Standards (Packaging) Regulations, 2018” are as follows:
|Sl. No.||Substance name||Migration limit value (mg/kg)|
Food Safety and Standards (Packaging) Second Amendment Regulations, 2022:
Food Safety and Standards (Packaging) Second Amendment Regulations, 2018:
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