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Government of Georgia Approves New Regulations for Ceramic Products in Contact with Food

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The Government of Georgia has issued Resolution No. 446, approving the "Technical Regulation - on ceramic products intended for contact with food". Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili announced the decision, emphasizing the importance of ensuring the safety of ceramic items used in food contact.

The approved regulation outlines specific requirements for the production and market placement of ceramic products, focusing on effective market functioning, human health protection, and consumer rights.

It establishes stringent limits on the migration of lead and cadmium from ceramic products:

- Category 1 products, which include items that cannot be refilled and those with a depth not exceeding 25 mm, must not exceed 0.8 mg/dm² for lead and 0.07 mg/dm² for cadmium

- Category 2, encompassing all other refillable products, has higher limits of 4.0 mg/l for lead and 0.3 mg/l for cadmium.

- Category 3, which includes food preparation utensils and large packaging containers, adheres to limits of 1.5 mg/l for lead and 0.1 mg/l for cadmium

For ceramic products already on the market before the resolution's enforcement, a grace period of one year is granted to meet the newly defined standards. The resolution is slated to come into effect on January 1, 2026.


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