China's food packaging industry to carry out a comprehensive
For the implementation of the "food safety", the standard food packaging materials and packaging materials with additive, monomers, resins, coating, etc) (hereinafter referred to as food packaging materials production and use, promote the health development of food packaging material industry and ensure food security, the ministry of health, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the ministry of agriculture, Ministry of Commerce and state administration for industry and commerce, the state general administration of quality supervision, the state food and drug supervision bureau in June 5, 2009, 7 department jointly issued by the "about implementing < food safety law > announcement concerning the problem (who supervise hair  no. 52).On November 6, 2009, seven ministries and commissions, including the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, jointly issued the Notice on Cleaning up Food packaging Materials, and decided to organize a nationwide cleaning up of food packaging materials.
With the clean-up, the food packaging industry will step on the fast track of the rule of law, and the situation of toxic and harmful food packaging and arbitrary use of additives is expected to be curbed.We hope that all relevant government departments, food packaging and additive manufacturers and food enterprises attach great importance to this clean-up work and earnestly study and implement it.
The main contents and industry analysis of the notice are as follows:
1. Make careful arrangements and actively guide industries and enterprises to clean up food packaging materials
The relevant government departments should extensively mobilize all industries and enterprises to clean up the food packaging materials that may be harmful to human health on the market in accordance with the provisions of the Food Safety Law, and resolutely crack down on the illegal activities such as the use of toxic and harmful substances, especially the illegal use of waste materials to produce food packaging and containers.To actively guide, enterprises with existing food packaging material industry standard (national standard of 133 items, 126) industry standard and related regulations as the basis, take the initiative to the problems existing in the process of production and business operation and use of ZhaJiu, to think that there are no safety issues and not yet on the national standards of food packaging materials of the material to register, fill in "recommended approval of new material can be used for food packaging material list".To collect and sort out the use of the listed substances in other countries and the standards, safety and risk assessment materials of relevant countries and international organizations, and fill in the application form for new varieties of food-related products and new varieties of resins for food packaging materials respectively.For substances considered to be toxic and harmful to human health, fill in the "list of substances recommended not to be used in food packaging materials".
Industry associations should be active, report to the relevant regulatory authorities timely use of toxic and harmful substances, especially the illegal use of waste materials, production of food packaging, containers and other illegal behavior, urge enterprises to complete the list of "two" comb and tax return data preparation, and submit it to the Chinese center for disease control and prevention nutrition and food security.
Second, scientific evaluation, accelerate the improvement of food packaging material standards system
The Ministry of Health, together with other relevant departments, has set up an expert group to scientifically evaluate the materials submitted by industries and enterprises. Based on the assessment results, the list of substances that can be used in food packaging materials and the list of substances that are prohibited to be used in food packaging materials will be drawn up and published in batches to the public.Meanwhile, the safety standards for food containers, packaging materials and additives shall be revised and improved in a timely manner.
Third, strengthen law enforcement, crack down on illegal production and marketing of food packaging materials
Each related government departments should earnestly perform their duties, to further increase the intensity of daily regulation, food packaging material published complaints to report telephone or email, mobilize the public to report illegal production, use do not conform to the requirements of the standard, especially using waste materials production, food packaging and other illegal and criminal behavior and tracked in time according to the clues to the public, and in accordance with the law.All departments should strengthen coordination and information communication to form joint forces of supervision.In accordance with the supervisory duties of all departments, we should carry out targeted supervision and inspection in the light of complaints, reports and clues of illegal production and marketing of food packaging materials discovered through previous channels such as food safety supervision and monitoring, by means of open and secret investigations.Units and individuals that continue to use the listed substances to produce and sell food packaging materials and containers after the release of the List shall be seriously investigated and dealt with in accordance with the law.
Fourth, in-depth analysis, the establishment of food packaging materials supervision of long-term mechanism
Relevant government departments should actively implement the important guiding principles of leading comrades of the State Council on the systematic and orderly solution of food safety issues, timely summarize and sort out various problems existing in the supervision and administration of food packaging materials safety, and find out the causes of problems.Effective measures should be taken to further improve mechanisms and fulfill responsibilities for weak links, and standardize the daily supervision of food packaging materials in production, circulation and catering consumption as soon as possible.We will further improve the safety evaluation system for food packaging materials and the mechanism for rapid tracing and traceability, pay close attention to source control, and constantly improve our regulatory capacity and law enforcement.The competent authorities of each industry shall further strengthen the standardized management of the food packaging material industry and enterprises, guide enterprises to establish and improve their own management system, improve the integrity and self-discipline mechanism of enterprises, promote the healthy and standardized development of the food industry, and ensure the health of consumers.
Food packaging enterprises should conduct self-examination as soon as possible to improve product quality and safety management
According to the seven ministries and commissions on the implementation of the "food safety law > related issues notice" requirements, the relevant departments should urge food-related products, especially the production units of food containers and packaging materials, in accordance with the current relevant national food safety standards and other relevant provisions, and carry out self-inspection and cleaning.All production units shall complete the self-examination and liquidation work before June 1, 2010, and apply to the Ministry of Health for approval of food-related products and new varieties not included in the national food safety standards in accordance with relevant provisions and procedures.All departments concerned shall severely crack down on the illegal use of toxic and harmful raw materials in the production of food containers and packaging materials.All relevant trade associations should strengthen self-discipline, guidance and communication, and organize their own enterprises to carry out self-examination and liquidation.All relevant regulatory departments should actively guide, supervise and give assistance.
(1) Main materials to be submitted for new varieties of food-related products
New varieties of food related products is mainly refers to "used in food packaging materials and containers of new", "tools, equipment, new varieties for food production or marketing", "food containers, packaging materials, equipment, tools, use additives varieties", "new detergent varieties for food" and "disinfectant varieties for food" and so on.The information to be submitted is as follows:
1. Application form for new varieties of food-related products;
2. Chemical characteristics data;
3. Purpose and conditions of use;
4. Production technology;
5. Enterprise standards;
6. Toxicological information;
7. Conditions of use approved by other countries and relevant supporting documents;
8. In case of an application for entrustment, a certificate of entrustment and agency shall be provided;
9. Information on estimated dietary intake (for new varieties of food packaging materials and containers);
10. Information on the scope of use and amount of additives used in food packaging materials and containers, and tools and equipment used in food production and marketing (to be provided for new varieties of additives used in food packaging materials, containers, equipment and tools);
11. Information on the disinfection effect (for applying for new varieties of disinfectants used in food, it shall be provided);
12. Other materials to be submitted.
To apply for new varieties of food-related products, the following information shall be provided:
13. Certification documents issued by the government of the producing country (region) or its recognized agency permitting production and sales;
14. Certification materials issued by relevant agencies or organizations in the country (region) where the production enterprise is located for the examination or certification of the producer.