Malaysia Amends Food Regulations 1985

Vol. 962 | April 24, 2017

On 3 April 2017, the Ministry of Health (MOH) Malaysia approved to amend Food Regulations 1985 requirements for ceramic ware intended to be used in preparation, packaging, storage, delivery or exposure of food for human consumption. The new requirements shall be effective from 15 April 2017.

  • The cadmium release limits for ceramic hollowware in the Thirteenth Schedule of the Food Regulations 1985 is amended:

Type of ceramic ware

Release limit of cadmium (mg/l)

Current limit

Proposed limit

Small hollowware

(Internal depth > 25 mm and capacity < 1.1 l)

≤ 0.20

≤ 0.5

Large hollowware

(Internal depth > 25 mm and capacity ≥ 1.1 l)

≤ 0.20

≤ 0.25

  • Moreover, the test method of the requirements for ceramic ware is changed from MS 1817 to MS ISO 6486-1

    (Note:   MS 1817 Ceramic Tableware – Specification MS ISO 6486 Ceramic ware, glass ceramic ware and glass dinnerware in contact with food – Release of lead and cadmium – Part 1: Test method)

For more information, please contact:

John Wong
john.wong@intertek.com
852 3760 6310

 

 

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