Plasticizer news
May 2017

China - Food contact material national standards

China’s National Health and Family Planning Council (NHFPC) released a series of food contact material national standards on November 18, 2016. GB 9685-2016 (Use of Additives in Food Contact Materials and Articles) was updated and will become effective on October 19, 2017.

DINP is maintained in the positive list of food additives with restrictive use in fatty food, baby food, and food containing >20% alcohol, which is consistent with prior guidance. DIDP has been removed from the list as DIDP is not found to be used in any food contact applications in China.