Paraguay – Modification of Resolution GMC Nº 40/15 “MERCOSUR Technical Regulation on cellulosic materials, containers and equipment intended to be in contact with food”

The National Institute of Food and Nutrition (INAN in Spanish) publishes for public consultation the draft amendment to Resolution GMC No. 40/15 “MERCOSUR Technical Regulations on cellulosic materials, packaging and equipment intended to be in contact with food”.

Paraguay – Public consultation. Modification of GMC Resolution No. 40/15 “MERCOSUR Technical Regulation on cellulosic materials, containers and equipment intended to be in contact with food”

The Resolution Project of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare is presented to public opinion, industry and the productive sector in general, which approves the: MODIFICATION OF GMC RESOLUTION No. 40/15 “MERCOSUR TECHNICAL REGULATION ON CELLULOSIC MATERIALS, PACKAGING AND EQUIPMENT INTENDED TO BE IN CONTACT WITH FOOD.

Brazil: Public Consultation – Proposal for a Mercosur Technical Regulation on the use of starch in very high moisture cheeses

The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply of Brazil published in the Official Gazette SDA Regulation No. 577, the technical regulation draft on the starch addition to cheese.

The main content of the draft regulation is: it is proposed to allow starch and modified starch to be used as raw materials in cheese with water content greater than or equal to 55g/100g, and the maximum amount of final product is 1% (mass fraction). The regulation, which applies to domestic and imported Brazilian products, will be open for comment for 60 days.

Brazil: Public Consultation – Proposal for a Mercosur Technical Regulation on Identity and Quality of UHT Milk

The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture issued Regulation No. 576, proposing to establish characteristics and quality standards for UHT (Ultra-high Temperature) sterilized milk. The feedback period is 60 days. The main contents are as follows:

(1) Determined the characteristics and minimum quality characteristics that UHT sterilized milk must conform to;

(2) UHT sterilized milk means milk homogenized and packaged under aseptic conditions after heat treatment at 135℃ for 10 seconds, or up to 150℃ for 2 seconds, or equivalent combination of temperature and time.