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NHC Approves Four New Food Additives and Two New FCM Additives
Nov 13, 2020
As revealed by the notice released on Nov. 11, 2020, six new ingredients were approved by China’s National Health Commission (NHC), that includes 4 new food additives and 2 new FCM additives.
China Unveils the First GB Standard for Infant Feeding Bottles and Teats
Nov 04, 2020
GB 38995-2020 is the first mandatory standard specifying the technical requirements of infant feeding bottles and teats. It states that the products should possess strong boiling water resistance, thermal shock resistance, sealing properties and other requirements.
China Consults on Six New Varieties of FCM Additives and Resins
Oct 20, 2020
On October 16, 2020, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment consulted on six new varieties of food related products. The six varieties include two new FCM additives, three FCM additives with extended application scope, and one new resin used in FCM.
China Consults on 18 Food Safety National Standards, involving FCM and Food Additives
Oct 19, 2020
On October 15, 2020, the Food Safety National Standard Review Committee released eighteen food safety national standard exposure drafts for public comments. The drafts include eleven food additive GB standards, four food contact material standards, two food additive GB standard modification lists, and one detergent standard.
China Consults on Standard for Metal Materials and Articles for Food Contact Use
Sep 14, 2020
The maximum level of impurity elements in a metal base are specified in GB 4806.9 and reusable metal materials are required to conduct migration tests three times following GB 31604.1.
China Ministry of Commerce Specifies Timeline on Plastic Ban
Sep 02, 2020
On Aug 31st, China Ministry of Commerce published a notice on strengthening the plastic pollution control within business fields. Timeline and requirements related to food industry are specified.
China Approves 5 New Food Additive Varieties and 16 Food-related Products
Aug 18, 2020
As revealed by the NHC notice released on August 14, 2020, 21 new ingredients have passed the safety evaluation and were granted approval, which includes 5 new food additives and 16 new food-related products.
Toxic Chemical PFAS Found in McDonald’s Packaging
Aug 12, 2020
PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), a type of cancerogenic chemical has been detected in some food packages at fast food giants such as McDonald’s and Burger King in the United States. It triggered heated discussion on Chinese social media...
China Consults on Seven New Food Related Products
Aug 06, 2020
On August 5th, 2020, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment consulted on 7 new food related products, including one new variety of FCM additive, two new varieties of resin, and four FCM additives with expanded application scope.
Japan MHLW Provides Document Requirements for Entry into Its Positive List for FCMs
Aug 05, 2020
On July 29, 2020, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) released a notice to detail document requirements for expanding the positive list for food contact materials (FCMs).
Korea GHS: Revised Standards for Classification and Labeling of Chemical Substances and Material Safety Data Sheet Published
Vietnam Reopens the Substance Nomination Window for the National Chemical Inventory
China Officially Releases the Second Batch of Priority Controlled Chemicals
China Consults on New Draft Law on Safety of Hazardous Chemicals
Monthly Digest: Chemical Regulatory Updates in Asia-Pacific Region in October 2020
Road Transport of Dangerous Goods
Road Transport of Dangerous Goods: Responsibilities of Loaders
H1 2020 Top 10 Chemical Regulatory Updates in Asia-Pacific Region
Taiwan Releases Guidance for Priority Existing Chemical Substances Registration
China New Chemical
MEE Opens Public Consultation on New Chemical Registration Transitional Measures
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