SGS Informs on Greenland's Plan to Amend Legislation on Food Contact Materials and Articles

Greenland recently amended its legislation on food contact materials and articles. The amendments are essentially similar to those already established in the European Union. The new law entered into force on 15 October 2013.

Hong Kong, China, December 05, 2013 --( On 9 October 2013, the "Notice of Greenland on Food Contact Materials" of 26 September 2013 was published in the Denmark Official Journal Lovtidende A (1). The Notice essentially implemented aspects of the food contact legislation from the European Union (EU).

Food Contact Materials and Articles – Greenland Food Safety Legislation

The legislation includes those from:

I. Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 ‘on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food’

II. Food Contact Plastics Regulation (EU) No 10/2011

III. Active and intelligent materials

IV. Recycled plastics Regulation (EC) No 2023/2006 and amendment Regulation (EC) No 282/2008

V. Regenerated cellulose films

VI. Ceramic, enameled and glassware articles

The Notice entered into force on 15 October 2013. Highlights of the Executive Order 1164 are summarized in Table 1 within the latest SafeGuardS bulletin. (


(1) Executive Order 1164 of 26 September 2013 (

Executive Order 822 of 26 June 2013 (

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Throughout a global network of laboratories, SGS is able to provide a range of services, including analytical testing and consultancy for restricted substances and chemicals ( in food contact products and other consumer products for compliance with Greenland, Denmark and worldwide requirements.

Please do not hesitate to contact an SGS expert for further information.

Contact details:

SGS Consumer Testing Services
Hing Wo Tsang
TJP Information and Innovation Manager
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t: +852 2774 7420

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SGS Consumer Testing Services
Hing Wo Tsang
+852 2774 7420
TJP Information and Innovation Manager