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On May 20, 2019, China's National Health Commission (NHC) published the long-awaited draft of Food Safety National Standard Adhesives for Use in Food-Contact Materials and Articles (draft Adhesives Standard) for public comments. The draft Adhesives Standard applies to adhesives used in food-contact applications and proposes the following definition for "Adhesives Used in Food-Contact Materials and Articles":

"Materials that create adhesion by physical or chemical mode in food-contact materials and articles, directly or indirectly in contact with food." 

The Association of the European Adhesive & Sealant Industry (FEICA) has published a Guidance Paper on Migration testing of adhesives intended for food contact materials, as part of a package on migration testing of non-plastic, food-contact materials. It outlines specific steps for the evaluation of adhesives when used as components of food-contact materials.

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How Does the EU Regulate Adhesives

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