Thailand Thailand mandates industrial standard for food wrap

Ministry of Industry published “Ministerial Regulation on Stretch Cling Film For Food” in the Royal Gazette on 28 May 2021. The regulation mandates stretch wrapping film for food to conform with the Thai Industrial Standard for Stretch Cling Film For Food (TIS 1136-2559 (2016)).

 

Restriction on hazardous chemical concentration in food wrap

Concentration of hazardous chemicals contained in the product shall comply with the standard in the following table:

No. Parameter Standard (mg/kg)
PE PVC PVDC
1 Lead 100 100 100
2 Cadmium 100 100 100
3 Barium 100
4 Dibutyltin 50
5 Tricresyl phosphate 1000
6 Vinyl chloride monomer 1
7 Vinylidene chloride 6
8 Total phthalate 500[1] 1000[2]
[1] Dibutyl phthalate only
[2] Total phthalate for 5 types including diethylhexyl phthalate, diisononyl phthalate, diisodecyl phthalate, Dibutyl phthalate and Benzyl butyl phthalate

 

The regulation will be effective 180 days after the announcement in the Royal Gazette.

Download original text of the draft of the Ministerial Regulation at
http://www.ratchakitcha.soc.go.th/DATA/PDF/2564/A/037/T_0033.PDF

Original text of the industrial standard TIS 1136-2559 (2016) is available for purchase at Thai Industrial Standard Institute.