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. ...
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
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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
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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
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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. ...
11 May 2017
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On May 7, according to the report of Japanese agricultural news, Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare had decided to introduce the positive list system to its supervision of food-contacted containers and raw material of utensils. ...
9 May 2017
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a final rule on May 4, 2017, amending the food additive regulations that no longer permit to use potassium perchlorate as an indirect additive in the production of the closure-sealing gaskets of food containers. ...
On April 29, 2017, the Official Journal of the European Union (OJ) releases the regulation (EU) 2017/752 to amend and correct Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food, allowing six new substances, adding the migration limit of nickel, and further explicating the food simulants with overall migration so as to reflects the most recent findings. ...
20 April 2017
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Several food contact regulations in China have come into operation since 19 April 2017.C&K Testing lists five most frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help you with China food contact materials(FCMs) regulatory compliance. ...
19 April 2017
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Led by food contact materials (FCMs) panels of China National Food Industry Association, the Industry Guideline on Plastic Food Contact Materials regards as Responsibilities along the Supply Chain and Document of Compliance (DoC) (referred to as “Guideline”) was officially released on 19 April 2017. With a six-month consultation, it becomes the first industry guideline on Document of Compliance (DoC) in the field of food contact materials (FCMs). ...
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