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As of the end of June 2022, the National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHC) issued 2 announcements (No. 1, 2022, and No. 2, 2022) for the approval of food-related products. Totally, 34 new food-related products (herein "new food contact additives and resins") are approved. Besides, from the website of NHC and China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA), a total of 10 new food contact additives and resins application were officially accepted and 5 food contact additives and resins (including expanded use) were issued for public comments.
On 1st July, 2022, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) issued one new food contact additive passing the technical review of the CFSA Expert Review Committee and it is now available for public comments. The deadline for public comments is 27th July, 2022.
On 13 May, 2022, National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHC) approved fifteen new food contact substances (No. 2 of 2022), including 4 new food contact additives, 2 food contact additives with expanded scope, 9 new food contact resins.
On April 22, 2022, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) issued 3 new food contact additives and resins passing the technical review of the CFSA Expert Review Committee for public comments. The 3 substances include 1 new food contact additive with expanded scope and 2 new food contact resins. The deadline for public comments is 20 May, 2022.
In accordance with the requirements of the Department of Food Safety Standards, Risk Surveillance and Assessment of the National Health Commission, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) sorted out the catalogues of approved “Three New Food” (including new food raw materials, new food additives, and new food-related products) since the implementation of the Food Safety Law in 2009, and illustrated their applicable national food safety standards. On March 28, 2022, CFSA issued the draft of this catalogue for public comments. Opinions and advices shall be given before April 25, 2022.
On 1st March, 2022, National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHC) approved nineteen new food contact substances (No. 1 of 2022), including 1 new food contact material and article, 6 new food contact additives, 9 food contact additives with expanded scope, 2 new food contact resins and 1 new disinfectant raw material.
On February 8, 2022, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) issued 2 new food contact additives and resins passing the technical review of the CFSA Expert Review Committee and now open for public comments, including 1 new food contact resin and 1 new food contact resin with expanded scope. The deadline for public comments is 27 February, 2022.
In 2021, the National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHC) issued 4 announcements (No. 9, 2020, No. 2, 2021, No. 6, 2021, and No. 9, 2021) for the approval of new food-related products (herein "new food contact additives and resins"). Totally, 37 new food contact additives and resins (including expanded use) are approved. Besides, from the website of NHC and China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA), a total of 56 new food contact additives and resins application were officially accepted and 46 food contact additives and resins (including expanded use) were issued for public comments.
On December 9, 2021, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) issued 4 new food contact additives and resins passing the technical review of the CFSA Expert Review Committee and now open for public comments, including 1 new food contact additive and 3 new food contact resins. The deadline for public comments is 7 January, 2022.
National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHFPC) released 53 Food safety national standards including 52 standards on food contact materials and articles (herein called FCM) on 18 November 2016. In the new regulatory framework of FCM in China, these 52 standards as regards FCM can be divided into 3 categories, followings are the details: Standard No. Standard Name Superseded Standard 2 General standards GB 4806.1-2016 National Food Safe