FCM Regulations in China and Migration Testing

Web-Seminar of 3 hours


During this module, you will learn about:

  • Chinese standards that apply to the FCMs you are interested in, including plastic resins, plastic articles, small projections on an article, ceramic, glass, paper, paperboard, paints and coatings (or films);

  • food contact additives already approved in China by the country's National Health Commission (NHC);

  • the restrictions for certain key listed food contact additives or FCM substances with respect to their specific migration limits (SMLs);

  • how to carry out a worst-case calculation (WCC) in cases of missing experimental or theoretical (modelling) migration data;

  • migration testing conditions to be applied under China’s GB requirements, with case study examples;

  • the analytical challenges in identifying non-intentionally added substances (Nias) that migrate into food under intended conditions of use;

  • key steps when considering the risk assessment of FCM substances migrating into food;

  • the petition steps to gain listing of a new food contact additive in China; and

  • how to demonstrate compliance of materials and articles intended for use in food contact applications on the Chinese market, and the importance of place in the supply chain.


Target audience
Regulatory Affairs Managers or Products Stewardship Specialists active in companies situated in different positions of the food contact supply chain
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