Food contact in China

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In China there is an impressive and massive work on the regulation of food contact materials. The introduction of GB 4806.1-2016, for the ambitiousness of the objective, has generated confusion in the supply chain linked to the export of products for the Chinese market. Last March, in Milan, TÜV Rheinland organized a seminar with representatives of the China Quality Certification Center (CQC), the Chinese Certification Body, to try to solve doubts and uncertainties.

The subject is not simple: it is a work in progress, still being defined for many points, the tests are not often harmonized with the European ones, the regulation does not have an official English translation. Yet adapting to requests is the only way to guarantee the possibility of doing business in China. TÜV Rheinland, through its laboratories, acts as an intermediary to clarify doubts and be able to respond correctly to the many and complex requests of the Chinese market.

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