I understand that the Japan MHLW Notification No. 196 includes a positive list of substances used in synthetic resins used in food contact...
As of July 2020, cardboard and paper food contact material (FCM) containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) will be banned, unless the PFAS is separated from the food by a functional barrier to migration.
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
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.
What is the definition of a "colorant" and the definition of an "additive" in (EU) No 10/2011? Commercially purchased pigments (colorants) can...
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
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) accepted the European Commission’s (EC) mandate to re-evaluate styrene on October 15, 2019.
Denmark has notified the European Commission (EC) concerning its proposed ban of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in paper and cardboard food-contact materials (FCMs) unless the substances are prevented from migrating into food by a functional barrier. The draft notification proposes that paper and board FCMs not compliant with this new requirement, but that comply with the Framework Regulation (EC) No. 1935/2004 and were placed on the market before 1 July 2020, may still be placed on the market until exhaustion of existing stocks.
China's National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) solicited comments on five food-contact substances on October 15, 2019. The substances and specifications are listed below.
Last week, California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) hosted a webinar where it presented initial findings from its evaluation of food packaging, conducted under its Safer Consumer Products Regulations. During the webinar, DTSC noted that it is considering the prioritization of ortho-phthalates (OPs),