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On 11 December 2015, the Italian Ministry of Health published Decree 195 of 6 August 2015 in the Official Gazette of Italy, amending the Health Ministry Decree of 21 March 1973 (“DM 21 March 1973”) on the Hygiene rules for packaging, containers and utensils intended to come into contact with foodstuffs or personal-use products. The amendment entered into force on 26 December 2015. It only concerns the section on stainless steel.
The Decree 195 of 6 August 2015 adopted all the proposed amendments from the TRIS notification.
|Types of products||Intended food contact||Stimulant and test condition|
|Repeated use cutting items on tables and in the kitchen||Any types of foods||3% acetic acid at 70°C for 30 minutes|
|Repeated use objects||Water only||Distilled water or water of equivalent quality at 100°C for 30 minutes|