Thailand proposes draft regulation for paper FCMs

Thailand publishes draft regulation for chemicals in paper food contact materials (FCMs), affects non-colored paper and board containers; limits concentrations of heavy metals, phthalates, bisphenol A and benzophenone; draft open for consultation until May 11, 2021

Thai authorities launch survey on FCMs

Thai Ministry of Public Health publishes survey collecting information about eight categories of FCMs currently on the market; results to inform FCM guidelines; responses being accepted until July 15, 2020

Thailand considers use of recycled plastic FCMs

Food and Drug Administration publishes survey to collect information on chemicals used in virgin polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) production; results to inform updating regulation, responses due by April 10, 2020

Thai consultation defining food contact materials

National authorities close public consultation on the matter; new definition would create need for national FCM standard; timeline for resulting regulatory amendments still unannounced