13 January 2022
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On November 26, 2021, the Germany’s Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture adopted the 21st Amendments, updating the "Consumer Products Regulations" again. This update is mainly to increase the relevant provisions of printing or varnishes for food contact materials and products in the "Consumer Products Regulations". The amendments were published in the Federal Law Gazette on December 7, 2021, and came into force on December 8, 2021, with a transition period of four to f ...
11 January 2022
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The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (hereinafter referred to as BfR) is an agency directly under the federal government, which is mainly responsible for identifying and assessing safety risks in food, chemicals, and consumer products (including food contact materials, cosmetics, toys, textiles, and tobacco, etc.). And provide risk management decision-makers with scientific advice on avoiding and reducing risks (including formulating risk limit recommendations). ...
27 December 2021
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On August 11, 2020, France published Order of August 5, 2020 to regulate food contact rubber materials and articles, as well as pacifiers for young children (‘new Order’). the main contents are as follows. Effective date This regulation takes effect on July 1, 2021, replacing and repealing the Order of November 9, 1994 relating to rubber materials and articles in contact with foodstuffs, food products and drinks. Transition period Before the new regulations come into for ...
17 December 2021
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On September, 7th, 2021, South Korea's MFDS issued Notice No. 2021-76 with the latest food contact requirements under the nation's Standards and Specifications for Utensils, Containers and Packaging. Overview of the revised content Regarding recycled plastics: The general manufacturing standards and the recycling standards for recycled plastics in the "Standards and Specifications for Food Utensils, Containers and Packaging" have been revised. Regarding active and smart mate ...
26 May 2021
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently added seven new substances to its Inventory of Effective Food Contact Substances (FCS) Notifications. The newly listed substances and the manufacturers are listed below. FCN No. Food Contact Substance Manufacturer/Supplier Effective Date 2112 An aqueous mixture containing peroxyacetic acid (CAS Reg. No. 79-21-0), hydrogen peroxide (CAS Reg. No. 7722-84-1), acetic acid (CAS Reg. No. 64-19-7), and 1-hydroxyethylidene-1,1-dip ...
26 March 2021
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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 ...
1 March 2021
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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 ...
16 October 2020
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On September 3, 2020, the European Union issued the (EU) No 10/2011 Amendment Regulation (EU) 2020/1245, which made important updates to (EU) No 10/2011. This is the 15th revision since Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 was issued. CIRS C&K testing will take you to understand the main contents of this revision as follows. Table 1 Revision overview Authorized substances and limit requirements Amended the entry in Annex 1 Amended the specific migration limit requirements for plas ...
7 September 2020
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(Click on the picture to view the original text) The EFSA Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes and Processing Aids (CEP) was requested by the European Commission to review the substances for which a Specific Migration Limit (SML) is not assigned in Regulation (EU) No 10/2011. These substances had been covered by the Generic SML of 60 mg/kg food, but with Regulation (EU) 2016/1416 it was removed, necessitating their re‐examination. EFSA was requested to identify those s ...
31 August 2020
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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 ...
29 June 2020
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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 ...
23 September 2019
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Indonesia's National Agency of Drug and Food Control (BPOM) recently released draft of new regulations on food contact materials. The new regulation has been into effect on July 29. The new regulation is one of the most comprehensive on food contact materials and packaging in the Asia-pacific region.All products must comply with the new rules by 29 July 2020. ...
29 August 2019
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21 August 2019, the China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) opened a public consultation on food contact substances. These substances include additives and resins that are either new or under consideration to be used in an expanded scope or level. Comments shall be accepted by the Chinese authorities until 19 September 2019. ...
16 August 2019
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9 August 2019, The Philippines' Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a notice to ban the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in infant feeding bottles and sippy cups and production, import and sale of products containing BPA are prohibited. The notice says the ban will take effect 30 days after its publication in two newspapers of general circulation and its submission to the Office of the National Administrative Register at the University of the Philippines' Law Center. ...
8 August 2019
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9 August 2019, the Official Journal of the European Union released a directive (EU) 2019/1338 to amend the regulation (EU) 10/2011 on Food Contact Plastic Materials and Articles. This directive shall take into effect on 29 August 2019. In Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 10/2011, the entry of Table 1 concerning FCM substance No 1059 is replaced by the following ...
12 April 2019
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13 February, 2019, WTO released the notice related to the “Draft Thai Industrial Standard for Melamine-formaldehyde, Urea-formaldehyde and Melamine-urea-formaldehyde Utensils for Food: Safety Requirements (TIS 2921-25XX (20XX))”. This draft standard covers food utensils made of thermoset plastic with the polymerization of formaldehyde. It specifies definitions, materials, safety requirements, packaging, marking and labelling, sampling and testing.The final date for comments is April 14, 2019. ...
18 February 2019
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11 January 2019, the Official Journal of European Union issues the Directive (EU) 2019/37, amending and correcting the Annex I and Annex III of Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. Plastic materials and articles complying with Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 as applicable before the entry into force of this Directive may be placed on the market until 31 January 2020 and may remain on the market until exhaustion of stocks. This Regulation shall enter into force on 31 January 2019. ...
20 September 2018
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4 September, 2018, the South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) notified WTO a plan to ban bisphenol A (BPA, CAS 80-05-7), dibutyl phthalate (DBP, CAS 84-74-2), and benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP, CAS 85-68-7) in food contact materials (FCMs) intended for infants and young children. This ban, which aims to protect the environment and human health from animal/plant pest or disease, protect food safety and applies to infant and children products, including food utensils, containers and packages. The ban will come into effect in January 2020 and is currently open for public comment until 3 November, 2018. ...
31 August 2018
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In the beginning of August 2018, San Francisco approved Ordinance No. 201-18 which amends the city’s existing Environmental Code on single-use food ware plastics, toxic chemicals, and litter reduction. This regulation is meant to ban single-use food service ware containing perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs). This regulation shall enter into force on 1 January 2018. According to the new regulation, single-use articles such as bowls, plates, trays, cups, lids, straws, and utensils, demanding they be "fluorinated chemical free". ...
13 August 2018
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24 July 2018, New York issues a bill to ban BPA substitution chemicals in children's products. This bill has been submitted to the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation. It will expand existing legislation to ban the sale of bisphenol-containing child care products. The new bill shall take into effect on 31 December, 2019. The draft amendment expands the ban on bisphenol alternatives, including bisphenol AF (BPAF), bisphenol Z (BPZ), bisphenol S (BPS), bisphenol F (BPF), bisphenol AP (BPAP) and bisphenol B (BPB). Studies shows that all these six bisphenol alternatives are mimic estrogen in breast cancer cells, and three of them are more so than BPA itself. ...
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