The hottest new regulation on food contact plastic

2022-08-14
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EU new regulations on plastic products in contact with food release date: Source: China Quality editor: Yu Jia number of Views: 2936 copyright and disclaimer

core tip: Recently, I learned that the European Union Gazette (OJ) released the revised regulation (EU) 2017/752 of the regulation (EU) 10/2011 on plastic products in contact with food, adding six authorized substances again, and adding migration restrictions on heavy metal nickel, Further clarify the fully migrated food simulants, clarify the detailed requirements in the previous regulations and revise some wording

[China Packaging News] recently, it was learned that the European Union Bulletin (O3, pay attention to the control of the space between the upper and lower clamps and the running speed when loading test pieces when rising or falling J) issued the revised regulation (EU) 2017/752 of the regulation (EU) 10/2011 on plastic products in contact with food, added six authorized substances, added the migration restrictions of heavy metal nickel, and further clarified the fully migrated food simulants, It also clarifies the detailed requirements of the above skills summarized in the previous regulations and amends some wordings

(EU) the new regulation 2017/752 does not need to be converted into a decree of each member state, and it officially entered into force on May 19, 2017, 20 days after its publication. At the same time, there is a buffer period for the implementation of the regulation. Plastic materials and products previously applied for compliance with (EU) 2011/10 can continue to be put on the market until May 19, 2018, and the inventory can be cleared

the revised regulation (EU) 2017/752 mainly has the following changes: revise and add the list of authorized substances in Table 1 of Annex I, delete the note "1" of some substances on compliance verification, and add six substances for authorized use. For the new substance tocopherol acetate, add the note "this substance or its hydrolysate is a permitted food additive, and it should be verified whether it meets the requirements of point 3, Article 11 of the regulations." Add the migration limit of nickel in part II of Annex II. The specified limit of nickel is 0.02 (mg/kg food or food simulant). After revision, it further defines the food simulants specified in the comprehensive migration test of food contact products that are expected to contact all kinds of food. Change the "food contact surface area and volume ratio" in the (EU) 2011/10 Annex IV declaration of conformity to "the most stringent food contact surface area and volume ratio verified"

the European Union has increasingly strict requirements on the limit of heavy metals in food contact products, especially the migration limit of nickel in plastic products. Nickel is a common metal element that leads to contact allergy. The presence of nickel in metal rivets, buttons, zippers, metal tags and other items that have direct contact with human body on clothes is an important direction of new polyurethane products, which may cause human allergy. The EU has always had strict requirements on the migration of nickel in metal food contact products such as stainless steel products. This time, the migration limit of nickel is increased in food grade plastic products, which will bring more stringent product testing requirements to export enterprises

the inspection and quarantine department reminds the relevant export enterprises of food contact products: the European Union (EU) 10/2011 regulation is the strictest and most important regulation in the EU. If the regulations of food grade plastic products flow out in a linear way, the enterprises should track the latest developments of the regulations, collect and master the technical regulations and standards related to food contact products issued by the EU in time, and ensure that the relevant products meet the requirements of the new regulations as soon as possible, so as to avoid unnecessary losses

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