On December 24, 2021, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) released the latest revised draft of the positive list of food or food additive utensils, containers and packaging (UCP, i.
food contact materials)
Since June 1, 2020, Japan has officially implemented the positive list management of UCP, and has revised and solicited opinions on the contents of the list many times
The scope of application of the UCP positive list includes synthetic resins and their additives (except colorants), which are mainly divided into 4 list tables
Compared with the positive list of the August 18, 2021 version, the main revisions in the December 24 version are as follows:
Some new substances have been added to the lists in this revision, and some previously allowed substances, such as fluorinated copolymers, have been deleted; at the same time, the names, CAS numbers and usage restrictions of substances have been partially revised and supplemented
This draft revision is for reference only, and the official implementation time has not yet been determined
The Ruiou food contact material team has currently conducted research on US food contact material regulations (FDA 21CFR/FCN), EU food contact material regulations ((EU) No.
10/2011, (EC) No.
1935/2004), Chinese food contact materials Regulations (GB9685, GB4806 series), German BfR, Canada LONO, Southern Common Market food contact material regulations (Mercosur GMC No.
39/19), Swiss food contact material regulations (SR 817.
21) and other relevant regulations have carried out in-depth research, With rich project experience, we can provide enterprises with compliance services such as new substance declaration, declaration of conformity (DoC) and substance inquiry in the above countries and regions