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China: New Substances and Materials Safe for Food Contact Use Approved

Jun. 1 2022

The National Health Commission (NHC) of P.R. China announced three new food ingredients, 18 new food additives, 15 new food contact materials and related products that been evaluated and approved in the notification on 11 May 2022. This update lists the food contact materials and their additives among them. 

In China, food contact materials and their additives are regulated under mandatory standards, only materials and substances been approved within the standards can be used as food contact while meeting specific requirements. Additionally, new materials and substances must submit comprehensive data to NHC for evaluation, they can be placed on the market after being permitted. 

Download Bulletin PDF file to view three tables:  
1. New additives for food contact materials and products.
2. Expanded scope of additives for food contact materials and products.
3. New resins for food contact materials and products. 

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