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China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOC) published a Notice, titled, Further Strengthening Plastic Pollution Control in Business Fields, on August 31. The Notice stipulates that local authorities shall facilitate the establishment of a centralized purchase and sale system for shopping bags in grocery markets.

On August 15, 2020, China National Health Commission (NHC) published approvals for three new food-contact materials, eight new resins, and expanded use for five food-contact materials. The substances and specifications are listed below.

New Food-Contact Additives

On August 5, 2020, China's National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) solicited comments on one new food-contact substance, two new food-contact resins, and expanded use of four food-contact substances. The substances and specifications included in these draft clearances are described below.

New Food-Contact Substances

Join the attorneys and scientists of Keller and Heckman LLP at the Inaugural China Food and Food Packaging Conference in Shanghai, China, September 11-12, 2018 at the Westin Bund Center. The conference will concentrate on China Food and Food Packaging Laws with a portion of the program focusing on U.S. Food Law.

The program will address the following topics:

China's National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) has solicited comments on two new food-contact substances. The substances and specifications are listed below.

On June 2, 2020, China’s National Health Commission (NHC) approved seven new food-contact materials and ten new resins and approved expanded use for eight food-contact materials and three resins. The substances and specifications are listed below.

New Food-Contact Materials and Articles

China's National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) has solicited comments on two new food-contact substances, expanded use for two food-contact materials and articles, and six new resins. The substances and specifications are listed below.

New Food-Contact Materials and Articles

Keller and Heckman Partners Rachida Semail and Jeff Keithline spoke at Smithers Pira’s Plastics and Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs 2019 Seminar, held in Amsterdam, Netherlands on December 2-5.

On December 13, 2019, China’s National Health Commission (NHC) approved seven new food-contact substances and expanded use for nine food-contact substances.

The new substances approved for use in food-contact materials and articles, along with specifications and restrictions, are listed below.

China's National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) has solicited comments on one new food-contact substance, expanded use for three food-contact materials and articles, and three new resins. The substances and specifications are listed below.

Food-Contact Materials and Articles with Expanded Use