November 18, 2016, the State Health Commission issued "food safety standards for food contact materials and products, general safety requirements" and other 53 national standards for food safety bulletin (No. 1516), plus the previously published GB31604. 1-2015 and other standards, the new national standards for food contact materials has been basically formed.
The new standard system consists of four major categories:
① production specifications: 1 (GB 31603-2015 food safety national standard food contact materials and products production general health norms);
② basic standards: 2 (GB 9685-2016 and GB 4806.1-2016 food safety national standards for food contact materials and products, general safety requirements);
③ product standards: 10 (pacifier, enamel products, ceramic products, glass products, plastic resin, plastic materials and products, paper and cardboard, metal materials and products, coatings and coatings, rubber materials and products);
④ test standards: including GB 5009.156-2016 and GB31604 series.
The new standard on the old standard to do a greater change, mainly in the following areas:
First, the entire standard system is more comprehensive and comprehensive, from raw materials, additives to products, as well as production specifications and testing methods have the corresponding requirements and regulations.
Second, the material category for a large class integration. A major feature of the old standard is to develop a standard for a material, with the emergence of new materials, the standard missing the situation more and more prominent. The new standard is a class of material corresponding to a standard. For example GB4806.6-2016 food contact with plastic resin, which instead of GB4803-1994 and other 9 resin standards and a Ministry of Health announcement ("on the publication of polyhexamethylene adipamide and other 107 kinds of food packaging materials can be used List of announcements "), the resin products for unified management. The same product categories include ceramic products, plastic materials and products, paper and cardboard materials and products, metal materials and products, coatings and coatings.
Third, the new standards for resins, coatings and rubber are developed to allow the use of substances list, and provides the maximum residue, specific migration and other requirements. It is recommended that companies check whether the raw materials are authorized, and whether the use of compliance.
Fourth, the new standard to increase the labeling requirements of the product requirements. The identification shall include the name of the product, the material, the declaration of conformity, the name, address and contact information of the producer and / or distributor, the date of manufacture and the shelf life (if applicable). The final product should also be marked with "food contact" or "food packaging" or similar terms, or stamped, stamped with chopsticks, with clear food contact products (such as chopsticks, wok, etc.).
GB9685-2016 & GB4806.1-2016 implementation date of October 19, 2017. Ceramics, glass and other nine product standards for the implementation of the date of April 19, 2019.
CTI recommends that the relevant enterprises to pay attention to, verify and improve the product label identification information, in advance to do a good job of raw materials and product quality control, through the supply chain survey and the necessary means of detection to obtain product compliance information to meet regulatory changes, to avoid risks The
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