In an article published on December 2, 2019, the international testing company SGS informed that “in August 2019, Italy published Decree Number 72 of May 9, 2019 to amend Decree of the Minister for Health of March 21, 1973 on ‘Hygiene rules for packaging, containers and utensils intended to come into contact with foodstuffs or personal use products’ (Ministerial Decree 3.21.1973).” This amendment expanded “the number of authorized stainless steels from 42 to 50 in Annex I” and updated “the list of unintentionally added elements that are permitted in stainless steels.” It came into effect on August 16, 2019. On November 14, 2019, Italy announced “a designation correction to four out of the eight newly authorized stainless steels on the expanded list,” effective immediately.

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SafeGuardS (December 2, 2019). “Italy corrects list of authorized food contact stainless steels.

SafeGuardS (September 26, 2019). “Italy amends food contact regulation.