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Officially implemented on June 30th! GB4806.8-2022 Paper and paperboard materials and products for food contact


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2023-06-29

GB4806.8-2022 "National Food Safety Standards for Paper and Cardboard Materials and Products in Contact with Food" will be officially implemented from June 30, 2023.

GB4806.8-2022 "National Food Safety Standards for Paper and Cardboard Materials and Products in Contact with Food" will be officially implemented from June 30, 2023.

 

1、 What are paper and cardboard materials and products used for food contact

Food contact paper and paperboard materials and products refer to various paper and paperboard materials and products that have come into contact with food or food additives (hereinafter referred to as food) under normal conditions of use, or whose components may be transferred to food, including waxed paper, silicone paper, and pulp molded products.

 

2、 Legal basis

Enterprises that import paper and cardboard materials and products in contact with food should comply with
1. Food Safety Law of the Food safety in China and its implementation regulations
2. Law of the China on Import and Export Commodity Inspection and its implementation regulations
3. National Food Safety Standards - Paper and Board Materials and Products for Food Contact (GB 4806.8-2022)
Export enterprises should also ensure that the paper and cardboard materials and products used in contact with their exported food comply with the standards or contract requirements of the importing country (region).

 

3、 Label requirements

The labels and instructions on paper and cardboard materials and products used in contact with imported food or their sales packaging should use standardized Chinese characters, excluding trademarks, and should also meet the following requirements:
1. The product name, material, production country or region, importer's name, contact information, and address should be marked;
2. For products with a limited period of use, the period of use should be clearly marked in a prominent position;
3. Products that are prone to damage to the product itself or may endanger personal or property safety due to improper use should have applicable conditions, warning signs, or Chinese warning instructions.

 

4、 Consumer Reminder

1. The packaging is intact. Choose food contact paper products that are well packaged and within their shelf life to prevent contamination by bacteria and mold due to damaged outer packaging or expired products, which cannot guarantee hygiene.
2. Complete identification. The following important information must not be missing: product name, material, name, address, contact information of the producer and/or distributor, production date and shelf life (when applicable), "for food contact", "for food packaging" or similar terms or spoon chopstick markings (excluding products with clear food use). When making online purchases, try to view the inspection report of the product and the production license information of the production enterprise as much as possible. The enterprise production license number is composed of capital Pinyin "XK" and 10 Arabic numerals. 
3. Prevent misuse. Attention should be paid to the usage method, precautions, purpose, and temperature of the product, and try not to use disposable paper products to store high-temperature fried food for a long time. Kitchen paper, napkins, toilet paper, etc. are not considered food contact paper. Do not use these non food contact papers to handle food.

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