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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 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

On February 20, 2021, China National Health Commission (NHC) approved 2 new food-contact materials, 3 additives for expanded usage and 1 new resin. The substances and specifications are listed below.

New Food-Contact Materials

On January 7, 2021, China National Health Commission (NHC) published approvals for one new food-contact material, two new resins, and expanded use for four food-contact materials. The substances and specifications are listed below.

New Food Contact-Materials and Articles

  • 1,3,5-Tris (2,2-dimethylpropanamido) benzene (CAS No. 745070-61-5) for use in polypropylene (PP) at a maximum use level of 0.025% and with a specific migration limit (SML) of 5 mg/kg.

Food-Contact Materials and Articles with Expanded Use

On December 14, 2020, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) requested comments on eleven food-contact substances, including three new resins, two new additives and six expanded-use additives. The substances and specifications are shown below. 

New Resins