China: General Safety Requirements for Food-Contact Materials and Articles

On October 19, 2016, China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) released the National Food Safety Standard of General Safety Requirements of Food-Contact Materials and Articles (GB 4806.1-2016), which will be implemented on October 19, 2017. This standard stipulates the general requirements, limitation requirements, compliance principles, testing method, traceability and product information for food contact materials and articles. The standard applies to all types of food contact materials and articles. A draft of the standard was notified to the WTO as SPS CHN 876 in May 2015. Please note that the comment process has ended and that this standard is considered final. 

China: General Safety Requirements for Food-Contact Materials and Articles