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CIRS Released the Guideline on New Food Contact Substance Chinese Market Access

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With the rapid development of the food industry and food supply globalization, food contact materials (FCMs) have attracted increasing attention since they could significantly affect food safety. In China, the regulatory system and supervision on FCMs have been improved gradually, lowering the risks and ensuring the safety of the consumers.

For the purpose of regulating the use of FCMs, the Food Safety Law proposes that manufacturing new food contact substances (including resins and additives) need to pass the safety assessment of the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China (NHC). As long as the new food contact substances pass the assessment and obtain the registration approval, they are permitted to be sold or used.

Therefore, in order to help enterprises better understand the status and requirements of the notification of new food contact substances, Food Regulatory Team from CIRS Group made this guide which comprehensively introduces and interprets the current management mechanism of new food contact substances in China and the approval status of new food contact substances, and summarizes the approved substances as a list for reference.

The Guideline can be divided as following:

Section 1: Introduction of New Food Contact Substance

Section 2: Status and Analysis of New Food Contact Substance Notification

Section 3: The Present Laws and Regulations of New Food Contact Substance

Section 4: Notification Requirements of New Food Contact Substance

Annex I: List of Approved New Food Contact Additives

Annex II: List of Approved New Food Contact Resins

Annex III: List of Food Contact Additives with Expanded Scope and/or Using Amount

Annex IV: List of Food Contact Resins with Expanded Scope and/or Using Amount

Basic Information:

Report Name

Guideline on New Food Contact Substance Chinese Market Access


CIRS Food Technical Team

Report Format

Adobe PDF


24 (including 14 pages of Annex)


Chinese and English

Publish Date

July 5, 2019

Update Date

Expects to update once a year


Free (CN version);

$199 (EN version, excluding Annex) ;

$299 (EN version)

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CIRS Food Technical Team: Established in 2012, CIRS Food Technical Team has more than 80% masters with degrees of Food Safety or Food Engineering and more than 50% members from oversea renowned universities. Since it was founded, based on the rich experience of regulatory compliance and deep understanding of Chinese food and food related product regulations and industry, food specialists have made comprehensive and reasonable solutions for many oversea food companies to complete Chinese food regulatory compliance progress.

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