China Enhances Law Enforcement to Fight against Environmental Pollution
On January 10, 2021, Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) issued the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) for Construction of Integrated Administrative Law Enforcement Teams for Ecological and Environmental Protection, which is the support document in the nationwide battle to prevent and control pollution.
Japan Updates the Positive List of FCM
On December 24, 2021, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) of Japan released the revision of the FCM positive list, which applies to food contact utensils, containers and packaging made of synthetic resin. The latest version of the positive list adds 125 new substances that can be safely used in food contact materials.