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UAE cabinet decision no. 20/2015 describes the standards that FCM needs to comply with to be sold in UAE market. UAE.S/GSO 2231 (the “FCM Regulation”) sets out general requirements that all Food Contact Materials need to comply with. Key GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) standards for Food Contact Materials in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are:
If you sell Food Contact Materials, they must comply with the requirements of the FCM Regulation, and you shall comply with the minimum information requirements to consumers.
The FCM Regulation applies to materials and articles, including active and intelligent Food Contact Materials, which:
This standard does not apply to:
This Standard also establishes definitions, general requirements, labeling, and traceability.
Food Contact Materials and articles must be manufactured in accordance with good manufacturing practice so that, under normal or foreseeable conditions of use, they do not transfer or release their constituents into food at levels harmful to human health or change food composition, taste, or odor in an unacceptable way.
Food Contact Materials and articles should also comply with any applicable specific measures that concern:
There are UAE specific measures on materials contained in Annex I of the FCM Regulation, including:
Materials and articles, which are not yet in contact with food when offered for supply or sale, should be accompanied by the following information:
Emirates Conformity Assessment Scheme (ECAS) Certificate of Conformity or Emirates Quality Mark (EQM) Certificate of Conformity must accompany Food Contact Materials.
Producers and distributors have: