On March 25, 2020, Israel notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) that it will introduce mandatory limits for lead and cadmium in food contact materials made from glass or porcelain enameled metalware. Previously, these standards were voluntary as defined within the standard SI 1003 Part 2.2. The now mandatory Israeli standard adopts the international standard ISO 4531-2 with some changes, including specific requirements for marking products. The notification is open to comments for 60 days from its publication.

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WTO (April 2, 2020). “Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade – Notification – Israel – Lead and cadmium from ware in contact with food from vitreous and porcelain enameled metalware: permissible limits.”

Chemical Watch (April 2, 2020). “Israel makes lead and cadmium limits mandatory in FCMs.”