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Thailand - Draft Ministerial Regulation on Plastic Utensils for Food TIS 655 Part 3-2554 (2011)

The draft ministerial regulation mandates plastic utensils for food to conform with the standard for Plastic Utensils for Food - Part 3 Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene and Styrene-acrylonitrile TIS 655 Part 3-2554 (2011).

This standard covers plastic containers and utensils in contact with food made from Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene and Styrene-acrylonitrile used for preparing, storing or consuming, and includes composition of container in contact with food e.g. cap, space, or inner cap. This standard separates plastic utensils by usability in two conditions i.e. high temperature and normal temperature. It classifies plastic utensils for food by types of plastics into two types i.e. acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene and styrene-acrylonitrile. This standard specifies general requirements e.g. resistance to temperature, odor and taste, resistance to impact, safety requirements. It also includes packaging, marking and labeling, sampling and criteria for conformity and testing.

Source Link: G/TBT/N/THA/621

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