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New Food Contact Substance Registration in China


Under the Administrative Measures on Provisions on the Administration of Licensing of New Varieties of Food-related Products released in 2011, companies shall submit a new food contact substance registration for resins and additives to the National Health Commission (NHC) in China. Only after the new substances have passed the safety review by the NHC, can they be used in food contact materials and products (FCMs) production in China.

News Updates

On September 25, 2023, the National Health Commission released a series of national food safety standards, along with 3 modification documents. Among these standards, 17 are related to food contact materials, including five for food contact materials products standards, two general principles, and ten inspection methods. Of particular importance is the introduction of a new food contact ink standard. 

Who Shall Register

  • Manufacturers of new food contact resin and additives in China

  • Foreign manufacturers and companies exporting and selling new food contact resin and additives to China

  • Companies using new food contact resins and additives in FCM production in China

Who Can Be the Applicant (The Certificate Owner) of Registration?

Any company can be the applicant for a new food contact resin and additive.

Our Services

CIRS China fulfills all the qualifications and requirements of being a local Chinese agent (registered capital, expertise, etc). We provide all the necessary services in one package to complete registration at the most competitive price in the market.

Our services include:

Registration Feasibility Analysis

  • Research on the information of official approvals and usage of the new food contact resins and additives at home and abroad

  • Preparation of a new food contact resins and additive registration proposal

New Food Contact Resin and Additive Registration

  • Data evaluation and data gap analysis

  • Writing testing proposals, sending samples to certified labs

  • Translation and notarization of certifying documents

  • Dossier preparation and submission

  • Tracking the registration status and communication with NHC

Further Information

Q&As on Changes in the New Standards for China Food Contact Materials

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Contact Us
+353 1 477 3710 (EU)
+44 20 3239 9430 (UK)
+1 703 520 1420 (USA)
+86 571 8720 6574 (CN)
+82 2 6347 8816 (KR)