The national standards for food contact materials will be fully implemented
According to the National Health Commission, the latest version of the mandatory national standards for food contact materials will be fully implemented, the new standard system covers raw and auxiliary materials, production management and food contact materials testing and other links, will have a greater impact on the relevant industries. Food contact materials as an important part of food safety, directly related to the vital interests of consumers, increasing concern. The upgrade will enable China's food contact materials to better regulate the international standards, but also for the health and safety of consumers to provide more effective protection.
Food exposure to food hygiene risks are of constant concern
In recent years, food contact materials for safety and health risks caused by the media hot events have occurred frequently, become the focus of national regulatory authorities. In 2016, the EU through the RASFF (food and feed fast notification system) on China's imports of food contact materials issued in Europe 103 cases, involving plastic, stainless steel, ceramic products and bamboo tableware, non-stick pan and other commodities, which were Refused to enter or withdraw the market reached 86 batches. China in the import checks also repeatedly found unqualified food contact products. Such as the Ningbo port in 2016 to detect unqualified imports of food contact with 11 batches, the value of more than 400,000 US dollars. Such as a number of South Korea imported juicer plastic parts detected up to 20.2 mg / kg of carcinogenic teratogenic elements acrylonitrile, far exceeding the national standard limit.
Mandatory new national standard is about to fully implement
The new national standard system includes GB4806.1-2016 "General safety requirements for food contact materials and products" applicable to all products and GB9685-2016 "Standard for the use of additives for food contact materials and articles" 2 Basic national standards for food safety, Applicable to different materials 10 GB4806 series of product standards for the production of part of the management of GB31603 "food contact materials and products commonly produced health norms" and supporting the GB31604 series of 50 test methods such as standard. Which in addition to individual standards have been implemented in September 2016, two basic standards will be implemented in October 2017, the other standards will be in March 2017 to April all effective.
From the health requirements, the new national standard will be food contact products into pacifiers, enamel products, ceramic products, glass products, plastic resin, plastic products, paper, metal materials, coatings and coatings, rubber materials and other 10 categories, and learn from European and American experience has updated health requirements. Such as polypropylene, polyethylene and other different plastic products to develop a unified "total migration" indicators, 60mg / kg limit is also consistent with the EU; rubber products to increase the EU informed more N-ammonium nitrate and other substances The new standards of metal materials and products integrated stainless steel products and aluminum products, health standards, tighten the lead, cadmium and other heavy metals restrictions.
From the test indicators, the new standard requires the actual conditions of use to be tested, and the choice of food simulants, test time and temperature were refined, so that the test can be a scientific and reasonable response to the actual use of the product safety Sex, which requires companies to master their own raw materials and conditions of use and other information. In addition, some of the physical and chemical indicators of products is also significantly increased, such as rubber, acidic and oily mimetic total migration compared with the old standard increased by 40 times.