Standardization in the field of ceramic ware, glassware and glass ceramic ware in contact with food.

Excluded :

  • vitreous and porcelain enamel ware as dealt with by ISO / TC 107.

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Published ISO standards *


ISO standard under development *

Participating members
Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 166/WG 4   Permissible limits Working group
ISO/TC 166/WG 5   Porcelain tableware Working group
Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 166

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 166:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 47 Chemistry ISO
ISO/TC 107 Metallic and other inorganic coatings ISO
ISO/TC 147 Water quality ISO


Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 166

ISO/TC 166 can access the documents of the committees below:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 107 Metallic and other inorganic coatings ISO


Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)
Acronym Title Category
CERAME-UNIE European Ceramics Industries A
EC - European Commission European Commission A
ICG International Commission on Glass A
ILZRO International Lead Zinc Research Organization, Inc. A
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations B

ISO/TC 166 - Secretariat

AFNOR [France]

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