China – New GB Standards for Food Contact Material Entered into Force on April 19, 2017

Vol. 958 | April 19, 2017

The National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHFPC) published 53 new GB standards (GB 4806 series and GB 31604 series, etc.) for food contact material on November 18, 2016. All these standards will be entering into force in 2017. Nine products standards have been issued, including for the following food contact materials: plastic, plastic resin, paper, metal, rubber, coating, glass, enamel and ceramic. All of these product standards entered into force on Apr.19th, 2017.

Below are the main changes:

  • Modify standards scope
  • Modify sensory, chemical and labeling requirement
  • Migration test will follow GB 31604.1-2015

The standards that have been replaced are outlined below:

Old Standard

New Standard

GB 13121-91
GB 14147-1993
GB 8058-2003
GB 12651-2003

GB 4806.4-2016
《National Food Safety Standard – Ceramic ware》

GB 19778-2005

GB 4806.5-2016
《National Food Safety Standard –Glassware》

GB 16331-1996
GB 9692-1988
GB 9693-1988
GB 9691-1988
GB 4803-1994
GB 15204-1994
GB 13115-1991
GB 13114-1991
GB 13116-1991

Notice No. 23 of 2011 of Ministry of Health

GB 4806.6-2016
《National Food Safety Standard – Plastic Resin for Food Contact 》

GB 16332-1996
GB 9689-1988
GB 17326-1998
GB 9688-1988
GB 9681-1988
GB 14944-1994
GB 9687-1988
GB 17327-1998
GB 14942-1994
GB 9690-2009

GB 13113-1991

GB 4806.7-2016
《National Food Safety Standard – Plastic Food Contact Materials and Articles》

GB11680-1989
GB 19305-2003

GB 4806.8-2016
《National Food Safety Standard – Paper and Paper Board Food Contact Materials and Articles》

GB 9684-2011
GB 11333-1989

GB 4806.9-2016
《National Food Safety Standard – Metal Food Contact Materials and Articles》

GB 4805-1994
GB 9680-1988
GB 9682-1988
GB 9686-2012
GB 11676-2012
GB 11677-2012
GB 11678-1989

GB 4806.10-2016
《National Food Safety Standard – Food Contacting Paints and Coatings》

GB 4806.1-1994

GB 4806.11-2016
《National Food Safety Standard – Rubber Food Contact Materials and Articles 》

 

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