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Standardization of plastic packaging management is expected

food safety has always been highly concerned by consumers and relevant national departments, but the potential safety hazards of food packaging are often ignored. At the end of November, it was reported from the work briefing of China's food packaging industry for safety and environmental protection certification that due to the lack of effective management of the production, processing and use of food packaging materials in China, there was a phenomenon of laissez faire, resulting in the food packaging materials produced by individual enterprises not meeting the environmental protection requirements. The safety incidents caused by food packaging frequently put forward different requirements for customers, and we have made clear changes

at present, relevant national departments have issued relevant safety and environmental protection certification, and the promotion of this certification will further standardize the safety management of food packaging

there are potential safety hazards

at present, the packaging of food in China is mainly plastic bags, in which the potential safety hazards endanger the health of consumers. It is understood that there are many kinds of plastic bags for food packaging, among which PVC is one. Although PVC resin itself is non-toxic, plasticizer is added in the production process, which is easy to produce toxicity. China Building Materials Group will take the establishment of the alliance as an opportunity. In addition, some plastic products have added stabilizers, and these stabilizers are mainly lead stearate, in which lead salt is easy to precipitate. Once inhaled, it will cause accumulated lead poisoning, which will endanger the health of consumers

according to Qi Huaizhi, director of the national environmental protection product quality inspection center, the random inspection results of food packaging (film) released by the General Administration of quality supervision, inspection and quarantine at the end of September showed that in addition to general plastic bags, the unqualified rate of special food packaging bags was as high as 15%. The main problems are that the hygienic index of oil resistance does not meet the national standard and the physical and mechanical properties of the product are poor. In food packaging, plastic film, paper, metal and other packaging materials account for a large proportion, accounting for 70% of the total components; Adhesive accounts for 10%; In packaging and printing, ink and other substances account for 20%. The food packaging made according to the traditional process inevitably adds solvents of harmful substances such as benzene and toluene. Although most of them volatilize during the manufacturing process, a small amount of solvents will remain between the composite membranes, and with the passage of time, penetrate into the food from the membrane surface, causing it to deteriorate and taste

the management is seriously lagging behind, affecting the export trade

the potential safety hazards of food packaging endanger the health of consumers, but the management of food packaging in China's mandatory regulations is significantly lagging behind, there is no strict market access system, and the phenomenon of encountering trade barriers in food exports is common. Nowadays, Germany has put forward new requirements for the packaging cartons used in China's food export in, requiring that the cartons should be sealed with glue as much as possible, and PVC or other plastic tapes should not be used. If plastic tapes have to be used, PE/Pb free tapes are also required

it is understood that in Europe and the United States, the adhesive of flexible packaging has gradually shifted to water-based or solvent-free products, and alcohol soluble ink has also become a major development trend in Europe, America and South Korea to replace toluene ink. In terms of corresponding regulations, the United States and the European Union have clearly stipulated the types of adhesives and inks used in food or drug packaging in relevant laws. As long as they are chemicals not mentioned in the regulations, they are prohibited

the person in charge of the Guangdong Provincial Bureau of Technical Supervision said that although China's "food hygiene law" has been implemented for many years, there is a lack of effective management of the production, processing and use of packaging materials. Many food packaging materials on the market are difficult to meet the national requirements for food safety, hygiene and environmental protection, forming new trade barriers to China's food packaging industry to a certain extent. At present, the trade barriers of EU to China's food packaging have risen from several to dozens, which restricts China's food exports

the top priority is to carry out safety certification

based on the problems of food packaging safety, the management of relevant national departments is particularly important. According to Bo Yumin, deputy director of the certification and supervision department of the National Accreditation Administration, the Chinese government has carried out the certification and management of food, but the product certification of food packaging has not been carried out

Fang Qing, vice president of the China Institute of standardization, said that at present, China has formulated more than 30 national standards, which basically cover all kinds of food packaging products

according to relevant sources, in view of the current situation of China's food packaging industry and the urgent requirements of China's food export trade, at present, the successful certification center has jointly formulated the technical requirements and Implementation Rules for the safety and environmental protection certification of food packaging/container products with relevant testing institutions and enterprises, which has been officially implemented on September 19 this year after being filed by the national certification and Accreditation Administration

however, according to insiders, the certification is not mandatory by the state, and there are certain restrictions on the real implementation, which will put forward new requirements for the safety management of food packaging, especially plastic packaging

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