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China Issues List of Non-compliant Imported Food Contact Materials and Products for First Quarter 2018 Featured

In the first quarter of 2018, China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) published a list of 69 imported non-compliant industrial products, among which 7 were non-compliant food contact materials and products. The main issues identified in these 7 products were excessive bacterial colonies, unqualified product identification, and excessive volatile substances. All products listed below have been found non-compliant:

Table 1 Non-compliant imported food contact materials and products (First Quarter 2018)

Number

Product

Origin

Subject

Action taken

Port of entry

1

Roll paper

China

excessive bacterial colonies

destruction

Zhuhai

2

Roll paper

China

excessive bacterial colonies

destruction

Zhuhai

3

Roll paper

China

unqualified product identification

destruction

Zhuhai

4

Roll paper

China

unqualified product identification

destruction

Zhuhai

5

Silicon Feeding Bottle

Korea

excessive volatile substances

returned

Jiangsu

6

Silicone Nipple

Korea

excessive volatile substances

returned

Jiangsu

7

Silicon Feeding Bottle

Korea

excessive volatile substances

returned

Jiangsu

Explanation: The information on imported non-compliant industrial products listed above refers only to listed batches detected at China’s ports. The problem with the batch of products listed in the table was detected through inspection and quarantine carried out by relevant authorities. Non-compliant products were returned and disposed of following applicable laws and standards and were withheld from the domestic market.

On February 26th, AQSIQ issued the Main Points of Product Quality Supervision for 2018. According to the report, AQSIQ would enhance its supervision of products by strengthening the control of production licenses, spot-checks and risk management duties, and focus on the quality safety control over six areas, including food related products as one of them. As for food related products, the competent authority focused on the risk monitoring and process risk monitoring of food products, undertaking to monitor 13 products such as paper products and 10 processes such as the curing of composite film. Therefore, REACH24H reminds companies in the industry to pay close attention to official quality supervision regulations and make necessary preparations to ensure the compliance of their products.

REACH24H has extensive experience in managing China’s GB 9685-2016 Standard for food contact materials and related products, as well as United States (FDA, FCN, 21 CFR) and EU food contact materials (EU 10/2011/BfR), thus ensuring custom-made compliance solutions for enterprises across fields. You can reach us at (+86) 571-8700 7548 or via e-mail at cyl@reach24h.cn.

Data source: AQSIQ

Jan, 2018: http://www.aqsiq.gov.cn/xxgk_13386/zxxxgk/201803/t20180301_513585.htm

Feb, 2018: http://www.aqsiq.gov.cn/xxgk_13386/zxxxgk/201803/t20180321_514628.htm

Mar, 2018: http://www.aqsiq.gov.cn/xxgk_13386/zxxxgk/201804/t20180408_515317.htm

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