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. ...
4 July 2018
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30 June 2018, Brazil regulation of RDC No. 88, RDC No. 89, and RDC No. 90 on technical requirements for food contact cellulosic materials and containers came into force. The regulations, published in Brazil's Official Gazette on 30 June 2016, have now passed a two-year transition. Manufacturers are now expected to comply with the new rules. The main contents of the new legislation include: The testing methods and migration limits of cellulosic materials, containers and equipment intended to be in contact with food. ...
8 June 2018
Clicks 395 Tags: FCMs
6 June 2018, the Official Journal of EU issues the (EU) 2018/831, amending Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. The new regulation adds two substances, and also amends the use of two.Directive (EU) 2018/831 shall come into force on 26 June 2018.Prior to the effective date, (EU) 10/2011 compliant plastic materials and products could still be put on the market until February 9th 2019 until they were sold out. ...
11 April 2018
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5 April, 2018, Turkey publishes a new rule on food contact materials in the Official Gazette, replacing the previous one dated from 2011, which will be aligned with EU regulations. The EU Food contact material Regulation came into effect in 2004, requiring the release of chemical components from these materials not to exceed at harmful level or change composition, odor or taste in an unacceptable way. The new rules will be implemented by the end of 2018 ...
6 March 2018
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14 February, 2018, The European Commission has published its amending Regulation (EU) 2018/213 on the OJ to restrict the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in varnishes and coatings intended to come into contact with food. This regulation also amends the EU Food contact plastic Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 to further tighten the BPA migration limit. ...
5 March 2018
Clicks 437 Tags: FCMs
22 February 2018, The EU has notified the WTO of amending Regulation (EU) 10/2011 on plastic FCMs. This amendment authorizes two new substances, extends the authorized use of a previously authorized substance, and decreases the specific migration limits for a previously authorized substance on the basis of new evidence, for materials intended to be in contact with foods. Final date for comments is 23 April, 2018. ...
29 January 2018
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19 January 2018, the Official Journal of EU issues the EU 2018/79, amending Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. The new regulation add 2,4,4’-trifluorobenzophenone, 2,3,3,4,4,5,5-heptafluoro-1-pentene, tungsten oxide and the mixture of methyl-branched and linear C14-C18 alkanamides, derived from fatty acids. ...
26 January 2018
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16 January 2018, General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of P.R.C. drafts out the Standard of Practice for Quality Supervision and Sampling of Food-Related Products, which concludes 11 categories of 24 kinds of products. The draft standard is seeking public advice and will end up at 16 February, 2018. ...
9 January 2018
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12 December 2017, National Food Safety Risk Assessment Center releases the exposure draft of the Standard for Use of Food Additives and Rules for the Migration Test of Food Contact Materials and Products, and is now seeking advice in relevant departments and enterprises. ...
13 December 2017
Clicks 513 Tags: FCMs
8 November 2017, China National Health and Family Planning Commission released the Project Plan of 2017 for the National Food Safety Standards(《2017年度国家食品安全标准立项计划》). Concerned unit are required to draft the standards based on the Food Safety Law and the Regulations for the Administration of National Food Safety Standards (《食品安全国家标准管理办法》). ...
24 October 2017
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The framework legislation GB 4806.1-2016 and the positive list for additives GB 9685-2016 for materials and articles which come into contact with food in China both applied on October 19. Which indicates that the identification tag, declaration of conformity, and also additives, need to meet the new requirements. Articles, failed to comply with new GB standards will be returned or destroyed since certain specific products standards regarding plastic, plastic resin, paper, me ...
12 October 2017
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September 28,2017, China National Health and Family Planning Commission requested public comments on project plan of 2017 national food safety standard (consultation Paper). The deadline for consultation is October 15, 2017. ...
12 October 2017
On September 26, 2017, food contact material experts committee of China National Food Industry Association released guidance on manufacture of identification label of food contact materials and articles in the kind of household appliances, which aims to provide related enterprises with reliable guidance in compliance with labeling requirement. ...
6 September 2017
Clicks 466 Tags: FCM European Commission
On August 31, 2017, the European Commission has notifies the WTO of proposed amendments to its Regulation (EU) No 10/2011on plastic materials and articles intended to contact with food, which intends to authorise four new FCMs. ...
7 August 2017
Clicks 565 Tags: Food contact China
On July 31, 2017, general administration of quality supervision, inspection and quarantine of China (AQSIQ) released a certain implement of four food related products in 2017, referring to three kinds of food contact materials (FCMs): plastic, paper and food machinery, and the implement would adopt the latest GB standards as an important inspection and judgement, when checks food contact product. ...
3 August 2017
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On 13, July 2017, the commission’s health directorate (DG Sante) exposited two credible options for an EU measure on food contact materials (FCMs), which aims to ensure the printing inks are within acceptable limits. These two options are based on meeting of directorate working group on FCMs. It is said that an EU measure expects to be in place by mid-2018. ...
29 June 2017
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June 16, 2017, China Food Industry Association Food Contact Materials Committee released the draft Food safety national standard composite food contact materials and products, consulting the relevant department and enterprises. The consultation will close on 16 July, 2017. ...
18 May 2017
Clicks 378 Tags: polystyrene New York City ban
According to a report of Plastics News on May 15, 2017, the City of New York will enforce the ban on expanded (EPS) food service packaging again on November 13, 2017. ...
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