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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).
China Consults on the Measures on the Quality and Safety Supervision and Administration of Food Related Products
Aug 04, 2020
On July 30, 2020, SAMR released “Measures on the Quality and Safety Supervision and Administration of Food Related Product (draft)” for public feedback, the formulation of which was early raised in SAMR’s legislation program 2020.
Japan Issues the Supplementary Explanation of FCM Positive List
Jul 13, 2020
On Jul. 2, 2020, Japan MHLW announced a supplementary explanation of FCM raw material specifications, adding some notes for FCM raw materials in the FCM positive list updated in May.
South Korea Promulgates the Standards of Recycled Materials for Food Packages
Jun 05, 2020
MFDS stipulated the usage standards of recycled materials, organized the general manufacturing standards into three parts, and specified the migration amount of Phthalate, Bisphenol A, and the total amount of volatilization of rubber nipples.
China NHC Approves 4 New Food Raw Materials, 21 New Food Additives and 28 New FCM Additives
Jun 05, 2020
As revealed by the notice released on June 2, 2020, 53 new ingredients were approved by China’s NHC.
New Polymer Registration under China MEE Order No.12
New Chemical Registration in China: Industry Speaks out on China’s New Regulatory Scheme
Monthly Digest: Chemical Regulatory Updates in Asia-Pacific Region in August 2020
Vietnam Reopens the Substance Nomination Window for the National Chemical Inventory
India REACH: Fifth Draft of the Chemicals Management and Safety Rules Released
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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