Multiuse—Lead in ceramic, china, and crystal utensils, use limitation (2009 FDA Food Code 4-101.13).
(1) Ceramic, china, crystal utensils, and decorative utensils such as hand painted ceramic or china that are used in contact with food must be lead-free or contain levels of lead not exceeding the limits of the following utensil categories:
Maximum Lead mg/L
Hot beverage Mugs, Cups, Pitchers
Large Hollowware (excluding pitchers)
Bowls ≥ 1.1 L
(excluding cups and mugs)
Bowls < 1.1 L
(2) Pewter alloys containing lead in excess of 0.05% may not be used as a food-contact surface.
(3) Solder and flux containing lead in excess of 0.2% may not be used as a food-contact surface.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050
. WSR 13-03-109, § 246-215-04110, filed 1/17/13, effective 5/1/13.]