How Will China Regulate Food Contact Adhesives?

The draft of the first standard regulating food contact adhesives in China is currently subject to public consultation after 5 years in development. The list of base polymers of adhesives is expected to be separated from GB 9685 (food contact material regulation).

foodiesfeed.com_pouring-water-in-a-glass-with-mint-and-lime.jpgOn May 20, 2019, National Health Commission released consultation drafts of 26 national food safety standards including National Food Safety Standard for Adhesives Used in Food Contact Materials and Articles (refer to news: China consults on 26 food standards[1]). This is going to be the first standard for adhesives used in food contact materials and articles (food contact adhesives for short). The formulation of this standard was written into the 2014 annual plan and drafting of the new regulation began in June 2014. The draft is now under consultation, and the deadline for comments is July 20 this year.

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Anne Peng
Food Consultant at Reach24H Consulting Group
Expertise in Chinese food regulations and import issues and with insights into the market, especially in those sectors: dairy products, baby foods, beverages, health and nutrition foods.
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