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China Consults on Ten New FCM Additives and Four New Food Additives
Mar 03, 2020
On February 18th and 20th, 2020, CFSA opened ten new FCM additives and four new food additives to public feedback.
China SAMR Issued 2019 Food-Related Products National Sampling Results
Jan 19, 2020
As revealed by a SAMR announcement issued on Jan. 16, 2020, 3110 batches of food-related products from 3097 enterprises were inspected during the recent national sampling, of which the overall qualification rate reached 95.1%.
CFSA Seeks Public Comments on New Food Additives and Food Contact Materials
Oct 18, 2019
On Oct 16, 2019, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) published consultation drafts about 5 new varieties of food related products and 9 new varieties of food additives. Any feedback shall be submitted prior to Nov 12. The following table lists these 14 substances and their application guidance.
India Standardizes the Use of Bamboo as Food Contact Material
Sep 06, 2019
India FSSAI has stipulated that final food contact products manufactured from bamboo shall have smooth surfaces and be free from chemical contaminants.
Japan Regs on Food Contact Materials and Positive List are Explained During CRAC 2019
Sep 06, 2019
On Sep 3, during the 11th Chemical Regulatory Annual Conference (CRAC) hosted by REACH24H Consulting Group in Xi’an (capital city of Shaanxi Province) , Akira Nakashima from the food marketing department of New Japan Accreditation Association (Shin Nihon Kentai Kyokai) delivered a speech explaining the supervision of food contact materials in Japan.
CFSA Consults on 21 Additives and Resins Used in Food Contact Materials
Aug 23, 2019
On Aug 21, 2019, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) opened the public consultation period on the proposed approval of 21 new varieties of food related products to public feedback, involving 11 additives and 10 resins used in food contact materials (FCM).
Japan Solicits Public Feedback on Food Contact Materials Positive Lists
Aug 16, 2019
On Aug 9, 2019, Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) released official consultation drafts of positive lists of additives and polymers used in food contact materials.
China Approves 11 New Food Additives and 8 New FCM Additives
Jul 24, 2019
On July 22nd, 2019, NHC announced the approval of 11 new food additives and 8 new FCM (food contact material) additives.
Japan Awaiting Official Release of Food Contact Material Positive List
Jul 05, 2019
The informal draft of positive lists of additives and polymers used in food contact materials was disclosed, however the official consultation draft is expected to face the public in July or August.
CFSA Consults on 5 Food Contact Additives and 2 Resins
May 23, 2019
On May 22, 2019, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) opened the public consultation period on the proposed approval of 5 additives of food contact materials (FCM) and 2 new resinsfollowing a technical evaluation conducted by the expert review committee.
Malaysia Updates the List of Classified Chemicals
China Consults on the General Specifications (Part 1) of GB 30000
China MEE Approves Amendments to New Chemical Substances Management
China’s Chemical Sector Bears Brunt of Coronavirus Blow
Development of Chemical Management Legislation in Malaysia
Road Transport of Dangerous Goods
China MOT, together with several other agencies, jointly issued the official version of the Measures for Safety Administration of Road Transport of Dangerous Goods on November 25, 2019
2019 Top 10 Chemical Regulatory Updates in Asia-Pacific Region
2019 has been quite a year for the chemical industry of Asia-Pacific region. To recap the most important news of the year, we've put together a list of the top 10 chemical regulatory news in Asia-Pacific region.
China New Chemical
China's new chemical management system is under revision. The revision of MEP Order 7 and its overarching Regulation on Environmental Risk Assessment and Control of Chemical Substances have been notified to the WTO for comments.
The revised K-REACH legislation is a significant deviation from the regulatory mechanisms outlined in the previous version. The amendments came into effect on Jan 1st, 2019, which sets out a plan of registering existing substances over 1 ton per year in the next 12 years.
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