China solicits comments on FCMs, new resins

Agency announces expanded uses for three food contact materials and articles, three new resins, and one new food contact substance; public comments accepted until December 25, 2019

Chinese consultation on five food contact substances

China’s National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment calls for comments on five food contact substances; includes glass fiber, polymeric substances for use in paper, coatings

China publishes food safety law implementation

State Council of China releases implementation regulation for national food safety law; set to come into force on December 1, 2019

Chinese public consultation on 21 substances

Authorities open public consultation on 21 substances used in food contact materials; focus placed on additives and resins that are new or being considered for expanded use scope or level; comments accepted until September 19, 2019

Draft Chinese FCM adhesives standard

Chinese National Centre for Food Safety Risk Assessment publishes draft standard for adhesives used in food contact materials; includes positive list of base polymers, maximum use amount, migration limits; public consultation open until July 20, 2019

China calls for data on 24 substances

Chinese ministry requests data on physical-chemical properties, toxicity, production & use, environmental exposure for set of chemicals; 17 are used in food contact materials; feedback open until August 31, 2019

KH reviews developments in Chinese regulations

Law firm Keller and Heckman LLP publishes summary of updates in Chinese regulations affecting food packaging; release of further regulations and standards expected in 2019