[RASFF] Overview of RASFF FCM Notifications in July-September 2021
29 October 2021 RASFF,FCM,Notification,Overview
July – September 2021, the European Commission validated 1176 RASFF notifications , including 1033 notifications on food, accounting for 87.84%; 67 notifications on feed, accounting for 5.70%; 76 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 6.46%. 44 of the FCM products are from China, accounting for 57.89%. There are more details on FCM notifications as below: Date Reference Notified by Product Subject Action Taken Notification Basis Risk Decision 28 SEP...
CIRS Announces the Launch of Chinese Cosmetic Ingredient Regulatory Database (China CosIng)
10 August 2021 China,CosIng,Ingredient,Regulatory,Database,IECIC,Launch
CIRS group is pleased to announce the launch of China CosIng, a Chinese Cosmetic Ingredient Regulatory Database that allows domestic and overseas cosmetic companies and ingredient suppliers to quickly search whether a cosmetic ingredient or substance is listed in the latest version of the Inventory of Existing Cosmetic Ingredients in China (IECIC 2021 edition) and whether it is restricted or prohibited in cosmetic products placed on Chinese market. The following regulatory l...
[RASFF] Overview of RASFF FCM Notifications in April-June 2021
14 July 2021 Serious,2021,control,consignment,Melamine
April – June 2021, the European Commission validated 1120 RASFF notifications , including 1003 notifications on food, accounting for 89.55%; 56 notifications on feed, accounting for 5%; 61 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 5.45%. 28 of the FCM products are from China, accounting for 45.90%. The prime hazards for FCMs are migration of elements. There are more details on FCM notifications as below: Date Reference Notified by Product Subject Actio...
Interpretation on Imported Paints Filing Guidance Documents
18 May 2021 Import,Paint,Filing,Registration,Guidance,Customs
According to the "Order of the General Administration of Customs. P.R.China" (No. 238, No. 240) and the "Announcement of the General Administration of Customs. P.R.China" (No. 34 of 2018), manufacturers, importers or import agents of Imported Paints (Hereinafter referred to as the filing applicant) may apply to the filing agency for the filing of imported paints as needed. The operation process is as follows: 1. Apply for filing The filing application should be submitted to...
Unqualified Cases of VOCs in the Coatings Industry in China
30 April 2021 China,VOC,Coating,Unqualified,Case,Testing
From December 1, 2020, the new national standards for coatings, inks, adhesives and cleaning agents have been officially implemented. The implementation and supervision of the new national standard has played an important role in China's environmental protection, and can also further regulate the healthy development of the industry. The new national standards not only control domestic coatings, imported coatings are also the subject of supervision by Chinese customs. Recentl...
[RASFF] Overview of RASFF FCM Notifications in January-March 2021
12 April 2021 RASFF,Notification,FCM,Recall,Destruction,Testing
January – March 2021, the European Commission validated 1053 RASFF notifications , including 968 notifications on food, accounting for 91.93%; 50 notifications on feed, accounting for 4.75%; 35 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 3.32%. 27 of the FCM products are from China, accounting for 77.14%. The prime hazards for FCMs are migration of elements. There are more details on FCM notifications as below: Date Reference Notified by Product Subject...
Safety Standards for the Detection of Migration of Primary Aromatic Amines in Food Contact Materials are Officially Released
26 March 2021 FCM,GB,Detection,Primary,Aromatic,Amines,China
Recently, in the No. 3 Announcement of 2021 jointly issued by the National Health Commission and the State Administration for Market Regulation, GB 31604.52-2021 "National Food Safety Standard Food Contact Materials and Products Determination of migration of primary aromatic amines" was officially released. This standard uses liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry to detect the migration of 29 primary aromatic amines in food contact materials, and is suitable for foo...
Shanghai Customs Monitors that the Unqualified Rates of Imported Baby Products subject to Random Inspection Nearly 50%
22 March 2021 Baby,Products,China,Random,Inspection,Import
On March 15, 2021, Shanghai Customs held a press conference and announced that Shanghai Customs carried out risk monitoring on five categories of 199 batches of imported baby consumer products in 2020, including children's scooters, baby clothing, baby food contact products, baby diapers, and stationery, 95 batches of unqualified batches were detected, with an overall disqualification rate of 47.7%. The security situation is not optimistic. Among them, 10 batches of children...
Glad Tidings - CIRS C&K Testing is Accredited for CMA Qualification of the New National Standards for VOCs
5 March 2021 VOC,CMA,Qualification,Testing,National,Standards
In February 2021, the government commissioned an evaluation expert team to verify the CMA qualification of C&K Testing Laboratory. C&K Testing has successfully passed the on-site review of all testing items of VOCs new national standards in this application for expansion, and has obtained the qualification of China Inspection Body and Laboratory Mandatory Approval (CMA) for testing relevant standards for coatings, inks, adhesives and cleaning agents, etc. On July 3,...
Announcement of the State Administration of Market Regulation on the National Supervision and Random Inspection of the Quality of 4 Food-Related Products including Daily Ceramics and Tableware in 2020
1 March 2021 Food,China,Random,Inspection,Supervision,Products
Recently, the State Administration of Market Regulation organized and carried out national supervision and spot checks on the quality of 4 food-related products, including daily ceramics and tableware. The spot check is now notified as follows: 1. Basic information Random inspection overview The products under spot check are 4 kinds of products including daily ceramic tableware, food contact glassware, industrial and commercial electric food processing equipment, and composi...
Product Quality Standards On Content of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) Implemented from 1 December 2020
31 December 2020 China,VOC,National,Standard,Product,Quality
From December 1st, 2020, “Limit of volatile organic compounds content in adhesive” (GB33372-2020), “Limit of volatile organic compounds content in cleaning agents” (GB38508-2020), “Limit of harmful substances of industrial protective coatings” (GB30981- 2020), “Limit of harmful substances of architectural wall coatings” (GB 18582-2020), “Limit of harmful substances of woodenware coatings” (GB18581-2020)and other national standards came into force effectiv...
Free Webinar: Introduction of New China VOCs National Standards
29 December 2020 China,VOC,National,Standards,Free,Webinar
Introduction In 2020 many China national standards of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) have been released by China authorities. Relative testing methods and limit values of VOCs in different industries including Coating, Adhesive, Ink, Cleaning agents, etc. are specified. Most VOC national standards have been implemented since Dec 1st 2020. The expert from CIRS would like to use this webinar to help industries understand and comply with the standards, Time Language Date Tim...
Chinese Version of REACH Restricted Substances officially Released
23 December 2020 China,Restricted,Substance,REACH,Chemical,Standard
On November 19th, 2020, the National Standardization Administration issued Announcement No. 26 of 2020, in which the "Chinese version of REACH restricted substances"-GB/T 39498-2020 "Guidelines for the Control of the Use of Key Chemical Substances in Consumer Products" is officially released. The standard will be implemented on June 1st, 2021. Application Scope This standard applies to consumer products, including product components, parts, accessories, packaging and instruc...
1 in 4 Imported Products Found to be Non-compliant with REACH and CLP
13 November 2020 REACH,Restricted,Substance,Chemical,Testing,CLP,Import
National enforcement authorities and customs inspectors in 16 Member States checked almost 1 400 products and more than 300 (23 %) found to be non-compliant with certain obligations under REACH and the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) regulations. The majority of checks addressed compliance with REACH restriction obligations, focusing on the presence of the restricted substances cadmium, lead and nickel in articles. Of the 1225 checks for restricted substances,...
Focusing on VOC New National Standard Testing-Winning the Battle against Air Pollution
27 October 2020 VOC,China,National,Standard,Testing,Air,Pollution
In 2018, in order to speed up the improvement of environmental air quality, State Council proposed the "three-year action plan to fight air pollution". On May 15th, 2020, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment issued the "2020 Volatile Organic Compounds Governance Plan (Draft for Comments)", which clearly stated that from July 1st, 2020, the production, sales and use of ship coatings and floor coatings should meet the newly promulgated and implemented national product harmf...
What Information shall be Added in the Labels of Food Contact Products that Comply with China Regulations?
31 August 2020 Food,Lable,FCM,Comply,China
Since the publication and implementation of China GB 4806.1-2016 "National Food Safety Standard General Safety Requirements for Food Contact Materials and Products", label identification has become a "hot discussion" among the entire food contact product industry What Information is included in the labels of food contact products? A label is a general term for words, symbols, numbers, patterns, and other descriptions that carry related information such as product name, quali...
Breaking News! GB21027-2020 “Request in Common Use of Security for Student's Articles” is Released
17 August 2020 GB21027-2020,Common,Use,Security,Article,Student
On July 22, 2020, the State Administration for Market Regulation approved the release of a number of important national standards, including the new version of GB 21027-2020 “Request in common use of security for student's articles”. GB 21027-2007 “Request in common use of security for student's articles” has been released for 13 years. After 13 years of publication, a new standard for the safety control of student supplies in China has finally ushered in. GB 21027-2...
[RASFF] Overview of RASFF FCM Notifications in June 2020
31 July 2020 melamine,migration,China,notifications,serious
The European Commission validated 235 RASFF notifications this month, including 210 notifications on food, accounting for 89.36%; 16 notifications on feed, accounting for 6.81%; 9 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 3.83%. 6 of the FCM products are from China, accounting for 77.78%. The prime hazards for FCMs are migration of elements. There are more details on FCM notifications as below: Date Reference Notified by Product Subject Action Taken Noti...
9 Batches of Melamine Tableware were Found Unqualified
29 June 2020 China,FCM,Unqualified,Food,Products,Melamine,Tableware
Many parents may choose beautiful, light and unbreakable melamine tableware. However, is the melamine tableware on the market safe? Recently, the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Supervision conducted a random inspection of the melamine tableware produced and sold in Shanghai. Among the 76 batches of products, 9 batches were unqualified, and the unqualified rate reached 11.8%. Among them, 5 batches of products were found unqualified for migration of melamine. Excessive amount of...
[RASFF] Overview of RASFF FCM Notifications in May 2020
29 June 2020 RASFF,FCM,Notification,Overview,
The European Commission validated 229 RASFF notifications this month, including 205 notifications on food, accounting for 89.52%; 16 notifications on feed, accounting for 6.99%; 8 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 3.49%. 6 of the FCM products are from China, accounting for 75%. The prime hazards for FCMs are migration of elements. There are more details on FCM notifications as below: Date Reference Notified by Product Subject Action Taken Notific...