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Amendment Regulations, 2020 relating to Specific Migration Limits of Autonomy and DEHP and Packaging of Drinking Water


Feb 29, 2020

Draft Regulations

1.     These regulations may be called the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging) Amendment Regulations, 2020.

2.     In the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging) Regulations, 2018, under regulation 4  regarding Specific Requirements for Primary food packaging in sub-regulation (4)  regarding Plastic materials intended to come in contact with food products.

(1)   after the existing provisions under clause (a) the following provision shall be  inserted, namely-

"Other food grade packaging materials compatible with the water to be packaged may also be used. In such cases requirement of transparent bottle would not apply"

(2)   in Table 1 regarding requirement for specific migration limits of substances from plastic materials intended to be in contact with articles of food, after Sl. No. 7 following shall be inserted, namely-

Table 1:

Antimony -  Maximum Migration Limit(mg/Kg): 0.04

Phthalic acid, bis(2ethylhexyl)ester (DEHP) - Maximum Migration Limit(mg/Kg): 1.5

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