Food Contact Materials Into Foreign Focus On Products
Food contact materials is one of the important export commodities in China, but the related products due to quality problems frequently by the EU, Japan and South Korea and other countries reported that the return has been "Made in China" reputation seriously affected at the same time, countries recently for food contact materials published technology Trade barriers increased year by year, these measures will give China's exports have a long-term impact.
2008-2009, the EU RASFF for China's food contact materials, the cumulative total of more than 220, from January to October last year, the relevant notification has reached 94. Japan and South Korea for China's related product inspection efforts are also enhanced, the same period reached 66 and 24 respectively. Where the EU notification has been extended from the total demand and other indicators to extend the use of unapproved substances, etc.; transmission of product notification mainly for the plastic material failure or the use of non-legal colorants; South Korea is focused on stainless steel and other metal tableware products, But the supervision of plastic products is also gradually strengthened.
Since 2008, the WTO has released TPT and SPS notifications related to food contact materials for more than 30 times. In addition to Europe and the United States, Japan and South Korea and other developed countries continue to revise and supplement the original regulatory standards, the developing countries are gradually becoming the main source of notification. Since 2008, South America, the Middle East and Southeast Asian countries have issued a total of more than 20 times the relevant notification, showing a trend of globalization concerns. At the same time, Turkey, Colombia, Kazakhstan and other countries began to require food contact materials clearance to provide the official export issued by the health certificate, also shows that the safety and health performance of such products increasingly attention, enterprises should attach great importance. The introduction of these technical barriers to trade will lead to enterprise quality control costs and product testing costs continue to improve, is bound to have a profound impact on China's export enterprises.
According to statistics, from January to October last year, Ningbo area inspection and quarantine exports of food contact materials products have reached 15,000 batches, the value of 220 million US dollars, an increase of 25% and 55%. In view of this, the proposed production enterprises: Is to develop a strict product review procedures to strengthen the plastic, stainless steel and other raw materials procurement management and product testing management, plasticizers, bisphenol A, coloring agents and other sensitive substances should be particularly vigilant to protect product quality and safety; Tracking the renewal of foreign laws and regulations, in particular, to strengthen the collection of emerging market countries, food contact materials regulatory requirements, and contact the inspection and quarantine technical departments in accordance with foreign new requirements of the product testing, to avoid the product due to fail to meet the new requirements of the notification and other circumstances; Third, enterprises should strengthen the product traceability management, the occurrence of quality and safety of products in a timely manner to implement the responsibility to avoid the problem was amplified serious negative impact.