Applicable standards for food packaging paper
[China Packaging News] recently, some media reported that the excessive fluorescent substances in paper containers such as instant noodles and milk tea would endanger health. Now the relevant information about the applicable standards of food packaging paper is introduced as follows:
China's "Hygienic standard for base paper for food packaging" clearly stipulates the hygienic indicators of lead, arsenic, fluorescent substances, decolorization test, coliform and pathogenic bacteria in base paper that directly contacts food, and formulates the supporting detection method standard "analysis method of hygienic standard for base paper for food packaging". The outer material of food packaging is not applicable to the hygienic standard for base paper for food packaging
at present, paper cups and bowls for instant noodles, milk tea and other food products are generally double-layer film coated products. The paper materials in direct contact with food should meet the hygienic standard for base paper for food packaging, and the film coated materials should meet the corresponding standards. The outer materials of food packaging containers should avoid direct contact with food, and measures should be taken to prevent the migration of fluorescent substances to food. 5. The surface color of blackened parts becomes uneven, so as to avoid harming human health.
note: relevant conditions of other national or regional standards
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration lists the substances allowed to be used in food contact paper and paperboard in Chapter 176 of Part 21 of the federal regulations, There are no restrictions on fluorescent brighteners. FDA also approved a batch of substances that can be used in paper and paperboard through the notification procedure of food contact substances, including fluorescent brighteners
the EU has no regulations on food packaging paper, and generally complies with the provisions on food contact paper in part 36 of the food contact materials regulations of the German Federal Institute for the risk assessment of nail pulling experiments should be carried out immediately. BFR 36/2 baking paper stipulates that no colorant or fluorescent brightener shall be used for baking paper, but the above substances can be used for the outer paper in multilayer paper and paperboard that is not in direct contact with food and flexible components that can cope with twists and turns under the condition that the colorant or fluorescent brightener does not migrate to food. The directive of the European Council stipulates that only kitchen towels and napkins can be added with fluorescent brighteners, and the maximum use amount shall not exceed 0.3%. Other paper products in contact with food shall comply with the provisions of German BFR on the natural environment and operation methods of the installation of food reinforcement zigzag testing machine
Japan, Australia and New Zealand and other countries have no specific regulations on food packaging paper, which are only managed by the general regulations on food contact materials