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China AQSIQ Release Updated National Sampling of Food Contact Materials Implementation Rules

  •   11 Sep 2017
  •    Yilia Ye

    Takehome:

    • Updated national standards will be applied in national sampling/inspection of food contact materials.

    At the end of July, China AQSIQ released 4 implementation rules on national inspection of food related products, involving plastics, paper and paperboard, as well as food machinery. Those 4 documents are applicable to related products manufactured after April 19, 2017.

    The updated national standards are the essential reference of China’s national sampling inspection system. Here is a summary of some major GB standards used during sampling:

    for Plastic product--melamine tableware and RCPP, retort pouch, retortable box:

    GB 4806.7-2016 National Food Safety Standard for Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Foodstuffs

    GB 4806.6-2016 National Food Safety Standard for Resins Used to Make Plastics in Contact with Foodstuffs

    GB 31604.7-2016 National Food Safety Standard Food Contact Materials and Articles Decolorizing Test

    GB 31604.8-2016 National Food Safety Standard Food Contact Materials and Articles Determination of Total Amount of Migration

    for Paper and paperboard:

    GB 4806.8-2016 National Food Safety Standard Paper and Paperboard in Contact with Foodstuffs

    GB 4806.7-2016 National Food Safety Standard for Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Foodstuffs

    for Food machinery:

    GB 4806.9-2016 National Food Standard Metal Materials and Articles for Food Contact Use

    Please see the detailed inspection items and complete list of referenced standards in Checklists of National Sampling of Food Contact Materials and Articles in China!

    Reference link

    AQSIQ announcement

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