Studies have shown that chemicals from containers can be transferred to the food stored inside. Some chemicals are considered to have a higher chance of migrating to the food. Regulations are thus being implemented in order to protect the health and welfare of the consumers.
In the United Arab Emirates, registration and certification of food contact materials according to the requirements of UAE.S GSO 2231 through the Emirates Authority of Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) is mandatory by law before launching, handling and selling inside the country.
Who should register?
Manufacturers or traders of food contact materials intended for the UAE market:Plastics Glass Ceramic Metal Paper