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On August 20, 2021, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) requested comments on 11 food-contact materials and articles, including five new additives, four food-contact materials and articles for usage expanded, and two new resins. 

New Additives for Food-Contact Materials and Articles

On July 26, 2021, the China National Health Commission (NHC) approved 3 new food-contact materials, 9 food-contact materials with expanded usage, and 7 new resins. The substances and specifications are listed below.

New Food-Contact Materials and Articles

On June 29, 2021, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) requested comments on 8 food-contact materials and articles, including one new food-contact material, one new additive, five food-contact materials for expanded use, and one new disinfectant. The substances and specifications are shown below. 

New Food-Contact Material

Keller and Heckman attorneys and scientists will be among the speakers at the 5th International Conference on Food Contact Compliance in Baveno, Italy, September 25-27. They will be presenting on the following topics:

Partner Jeff Keithline and associate Rachel Bond will present "Food Contact Requirements in Asia and Latin America" at Product Stewardship 2018 on September 27, in Washington, DC. The conference, to be held September 27-29, brings professionals from over a dozen different industry sectors to discuss global emerging issues, case studies, practical experiences, and new developments.

David Ettinger presented "All Wrapped Up: food-contact regulations in China" at the Food Contact Regulations Asia 2017 Conference, held on November 23, 2017 in Singapore. David's presentation will provide an overview of China's Food Safety Law, China's GB Packaging standards and updates, and Chinese Food-Contact Petition procedures. To learn more, click here.

Keller and Heckman Partner David Ettinger will be giving the keynote presentation at Chemical Watch’s 2nd Annual Food Contact Regulations Asia Conference. David’s presentation, “Overview of Global Food Contact Materials (FCM’s) Regulations: What’s Happening and Future Trends,” will kick off this one-day focused event, designed to get attendees completely up-to-date with the complex and changing landscape of food contact regulations throughout Asia.

The Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNCA) issued Green Product Certification Implementation Rules on June 4, 2021 (CNCA Announcement No. 7 of 2021). These rules include revisions to the first batch of 12 Green Product Certification Implementation Rules (CNCA Announcement No. 6 of 2020), including “Green Product Certification Implementation Rules for Wood Plastic Products.”

China State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) requested comments on two Voluntary National Standards concerning biodegradable materials.

On April 21, 2021, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) requested comments on five food-contact substances, including three new resins, one food-contact material, and one expanded-use additive. The substances and specifications are shown below. 

New Food-Contact Materials and Articles