Mexico Proposes Food Contact Standard for Glazed Ceramic, Glazed Pottery, Porcelain Articles and Glassware

Vol. 886 | January 12, 2016

 

The Mexican Ministry of Health has proposed the draft Mexican Official Standard NOM-231-SSA1-2015 "Glazed ceramic, glazed pottery, porcelain articles and glassware – Maximum permissible limits of soluble lead and cadmium – Test method" to replace NOM-231-SSA1-2002.

Following are highlights of the proposed changes:

  1. Expand the scope to include glassware in addition to glazed ceramic, glazed pottery and porcelain articles. In addition, their applications in the packaging industry are exempted.
  2. Add a column of "Capacity" to Table 1 – Maximum permission limits of soluble lead and cadmium, for glazed ceramic, glazed pottery and porcelain specimens:

Type of specimen

Capacity

Number of specimens in the sample under test

Acceptance criterion

Maximum Permissible Limit

Lead (mg/L)

Cadmium (mg/L)

Flatware

Not applicable

4

Average

2.00

0.50

Small hollowware

< 1.1 L

              4

All specimens

2.00

0.50

Large hollowware

≥ 1.1 L

4

All specimens

1.00

0.25

Storage hollowware

≥ 3 L

4

All specimens

0.50

0.25

Cups and mugs

Not applicable

4

All specimens

0.50

0.25

Cooking ware for food or beverage

Not applicable

4

All specimens

0.50

0.05

  1. Add Table 2 – Maximum permission limits of soluble lead and cadmium for glassware:

Type of specimen

Capacity

Number of specimens in the sample under test

Acceptance criterion

Maximum permissible limit

Lead (mg/L)

Cadmium (mg/L)

Small hollowware

< 600 mL

4

All specimens

1.5

0.50

Large hollowware

600 mL - 3 L

4

All specimens

0.75

0.25

Storage hollowware

> 3 L

4

All specimens

0.50

0.25

 

For more information, please contact:               

John Wong
john.wong@intertek.com 
852 2173 8637

 

 

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