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NHFPC Publishes Standards for Food Contact Materials

December 14, 2016

The China's National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) has published a list of standards for food contact materials through Announcement No. 15/2016.

The standards are:

  • GB 9685-2016 Standard on the Uses of Additives in Food Containers and Packaging Materials
    • Enforcement Date: October 19, 2017
  • GB 4806.1-2016 Standard on General Safety Requirements for Food-contact Materials and Articles
    • Enforcement Date: October 19, 2017
  • GB 4806.6-2016 Standard on Food-contact Use Plastic Resins
    • Enforcement Date: April 19, 2017
  • GB 4806.7-2016 Standard on Food-contact Use Plastic Materials and Products
    • Enforcement Date: April 19, 2017
  • GB 4806.8-2016 Standard on Food-Contact Use Paper, Paperboard and Paper Products
    • Enforcement Date: April 19, 2017
  • GB 4806.9-2016 Standard on Food-contact Use Metal Materials and Products
    • Enforcement Date: April 19, 2017
  • GB 4806.10-2016 Standard on Food-contact Use Coatings and Coating Layers
    • Enforcement Date: April 19, 2017
  • GB 4806.11-2016 Standard on Food-contact Use Rubber Materials and Products
    • Enforcement Date: April 19, 2017
  • GB 5009.156-2016 Standard on Pre-treatment Methods for Migration Test of Food-Contact Materials and Articles
    • Enforcement Date: April 19, 2017

The standards aim to provide major changes in the food contact regulatory scheme for the country.

Source URL: China Finalizes Long Awaited Standards for Food Packaging

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