Interpretation Of The New National Standard Of Food Contact Materials

In the new food contact material standard system, GB4806.1-2016 "food safety national standard food contact materials and products general safety requirements" is the food contact materials and products of the new standard system of the basic standards, provides for food contact materials and products The basic requirements, limited requirements, compliance principles, inspection methods, traceability and product information requirements.

Key points: food contact materials and product definitions

In the new national standard, food contact materials and products are defined as: under normal conditions of use, various materials and articles that have been or are expected to be in contact with food or food additives (hereinafter referred to as food) or whose ingredients may be transferred to food Including packaging materials, containers, tools and equipment for foodstuffs used in food production, processing, packaging, transportation, storage, sale and use, and inks, adhesives, lubricants, etc. which may be in direct or indirect contact with foodstuffs. Does not include detergents, disinfectants and water supply facilities.

The definition of this definition means that the management of food contact materials in China from a simple focus on food containers, packaging materials, such materials extended to the food processing machinery, pipelines and other food processing, packaging, transport process for contact with food materials And products, from the standard level to expand the scope of food contact materials management.

Points to explain two: "non-intentionally added substances" and "effective barrier layer" definition

"Non-intentionally added substances" means non-anthropogenic substances contained in food contact materials and articles, including impurities brought into the raw and auxiliary materials; decomposition products in the production, operation and use; contaminants and residual reactions product.

An & quot; effective barrier & quot; refers to a barrier of one or more layers of material in a food contact material and article that is used to prevent subsequent substances from migrating into the food product to ensure unapproved amounts of material transferred to the food Not more than 0.01mg / kg, and food contact materials and products in the recommended conditions of use with food contact with the requirements of these standards 3.1 and 3.2.

The concept of "unintentional addition of substances" and "effective barrier" is proposed, and it is clear that the control and evaluation of these two substances by the production enterprises are very influential to the industry - first, the management of substances such as impurities and decomposition products in the formula is clarified ; Second, clear the food contact materials and products of the main responsibility of enterprises. This has made new demands and challenges for the compliance and regulatory model of the food contact industry chain.

Points to read three: increase the declaration of conformity requirements

Criteria require that the Declaration of Conformity should include compliance with regulations and standards, restricted substances and their limits, assessment information for unintentional additions and total mobility compliance (molded products only). This requirement and the United States, the EU approach to practice, stressed the molding enterprises to issue a declaration of conformity responsibility, but also on food contact materials industry chain limited material delivery made a more reasonable request to change what concerns before the material What mode of substance is detected.