On November 18th, 2016, China NHFPC announced the release of the final version of "GB 9685-2016 Standard for uses of additives in food contact materials and their products" and 52 other national food safety standards.
GB 9685-2016 will be implemented on Oct 19th 2017. There are 1294 additives listed in GB 9685-2016. 22 additives were deleted from the original draft standard. An additional 9 product standards (GB 4806.3-GB 4806.11) were released and one general safety requirement (GB 4806.1) which details the materials and product requirements of enamel, ceramic, glass, plastics(resin), paper and paperboard, metal, painting and coating, rubber etc.. In addition 39 test standards for specific substances (GB 31604.11-GB 31604.49) were released.
In this webinar, REACH24H Consulting Group will analyze the latest updates of GB 9685 and other relevant standards and outline the major changes in food contact materials management and regulatory compliance obligations.