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Food serves as the essential material foundation for human survival and development. The entire process, from cultivation and processing to being served on the table, involves food contact materials and articles including production and processing equipment, packaging, and tableware. As stipulated in Article 52 of the Food Safety Law, manufacturers of food-related products shall carry out inspections of the products in accordance with food safety standards. Only after passing the inspections can these products be released for distribution or sale.

Laws and Regulations related to FCM Product National Standards Testing?

  • Food Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China;
  • GB 4806.2-2016 Pacifier;
  • GB 4806.3-2016 Enamel Articles;
  • GB 4806.4-2016 Ceramic Ware;
  • GB 4806.5-2016 Food Contact Glass Articles;
  • GB 4806.6-2016 Food Contact Plastic Resin;
  • GB 4806.7-2016 Food Contact Plastic Materials and Articles;
  • GB 4806.8-2016 Food Contact Paper, Paperboard and Paper Articles;
  • GB 4806.9-2016 Food Contact Metal Materials and Articles;
  • GB 4806.10-2016 Food Contact Coating; and
  • GB 4806.11-2016 Food Contact Rubber Materials and Articles.

News Updates

On September 25, China's National Health Commission released a series of new FCM standards including the GB 4806.7-2023, GB 4806.9-2023, GB 4806.11-2023, GB 4806.13-2023 and GB 4806.14-2023. Among them:

  • GB 4806.7-2023 is to replace GB 4806.6-2016, GB 4806.7-2016, and plastic resins recorded in relevant announcements issued by NHC (former NHFPC);
  • 4806.9-2023 is to replace GB 4806.9-2016;
  • GB 4806.11-2023 is to replace GB 4806.11-2016 and rubber basic raw materials recorded in relevant announcements issued by NHC ( former NHFPC);
  • GB 4806.13-2023 is to replace GB 9683-1988; and
  • GB 4806.14-2023 is a new standard.

All the above standards will take effect on September 6, 2024.

What Are the Processes for National Standards of Food Contact Materials (FCM) Products Testing?


What Are the Main Items for FCM Products National Standards Testing?

  • Senses;
  • The total migration;
  • Potassium permanganate consumption;
  • Heavy metal;
  • Decolorization test.

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  • Compliance review of FCM formula;
  • Consultation and training on the latest FCM regulations;
  • Professional migration tests and national standards tests;

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