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. ...
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
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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
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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
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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. ...
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