• August 24, 2018
  • WTO

Israel revises standards regarding rigid metal food packaging for Food Products



Revision of the Mandatory Standard SI 136 part 1, dealing with metal packaging for food products, to be replaced with SI 136 parts 1, 2 and 3. Each draft standard's part adopts a different European Standard or document with a few changes that appear in the standard's Hebrew section, as follows: - SI 136 part 1 dealing with packaging allows for two routes of compliance. It adopts both the European Standard EN 10202: March 2001 + AC 1: October 2003 and a combination of 4 other European Standards - EN 601: April 2004, EN 602: April 2004, EN 14287: June 2004 and EN 14392: November 2007, and allows for compliance with either route; - SI 136 part 2 dealing with coating and varnishes adopts in full the Swiss document 'Annex 6 of the Ordinance of the FDHA on articles and materials of 23 November 2005 (RS 817.023.21) - 4th edition: 1.12.2012'; - SI 136 part 3 dealing with end and seaming dimensions allows for two routes of compliance. It adopts in full both the document of SEFEL, the European Manufactures of light metal packaging, Recommendation SEFEL no. 1 for "Non-Easy Open" steel ends, 1999 and the American Can Manufacturers Institute CMI document 'Voluntary Can and End Dimension Reference Manual, Revised 06/2004, and allows for compliance with either. These new revised standards are significantly different from the old standard. Both the old standard and these new revised standards will apply for a period of 6 months from publication in Israel Official Gazette. During this time all 4 standards will apply together.

Draft Text 1 (Part 1) is available for download in the following languages: Hebrew
 
Draft Text 2 (Part 2) is available for download in the following languages: Hebrew
 
Draft Text 3 (Part 3) is available for download in the following languages: Hebrew

                   

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