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Plastic packaging, containers, tools and other products for food are subject to market access

"it takes only five minutes to drink this package of milk, and it took a company more than 50 years to protect this package of milk." This is the advertising declaration of an international food packaging giant. As the "protective film" of ink twffan= "done"> food safety, the problem of food packaging quality and safety is heating up and becoming a global focus. However, not all food packaging enterprises have strong strength for more than 50 years. The real current situation of the domestic food packaging industry is that there are many migrant enterprises, few large-scale enterprises, small enterprises' products make up the numbers, and the product quality and market price are chaotic

because of this, some inferior food packaging not only did not play a protective role, but also polluted the food. The national special spot check results of food related products show that the reasonable positioning of hazardous substance residues in some food packaging funds are too focused, which seriously endangers the health and safety of consumers

after careful consideration, the General Administration of quality supervision, inspection and Quarantine of the people's Republic of China has made a lot of preliminary preparations. On july18,2006, the market access of plastic packaging, containers, tools and other products for food was officially launched. After a rigorous examination, 29 production enterprises passed the first batch of admittance and were granted the production license on december27,2006. These enterprises have applied for access to 97 products, covering all 39 product varieties for this access

products have become popular

from "PVC fresh-keeping film" to "toxic milk bottle", from "waste plastic drinking water bucket" to "disposable foam lunch box", the plastic food packaging with hidden "killing mechanism" has once become the culprit accused by thousands of people

In May, 2006, the General Administration of quality supervision, inspection and Quarantine of the people's Republic of China (AQSIQ) organized a nationwide survey on food packaging, containers, tools and other products. The results show that there are more than 7000 domestic packaging, container and tool manufacturers, including more than 3700 plastic manufacturers, accounting for more than half of the total number of domestic food packaging, container and tool manufacturers. However, most enterprises have simple equipment, small scale and lack of control means in the production process; Raw materials are not accepted after entering the factory, products are not inspected after leaving the factory, and the phenomenon of non-standard production is quite serious. Some illegal enterprises use recycled plastics and even medical waste to process plastic packaging containers for food, which poses a serious threat to food safety. In addition, a large number of toxic and harmful substances such as toluene solvent, DEHA plasticizer and polymer monomer (such as PVC monomer) remain in the plastic packaging produced by some enterprises. For a time, some problems hidden in food packaging have surfaced

although it is generally known that plastic packaging is closely related to food safety, little is known about its specific impact on human health. In fact, plastic packaging, containers, tools and other products used in food as food contact materials have no immediate impact on human health like harmful microorganisms and toxins, but because these products need to be used repeatedly for a long time, if the toxic and harmful substances are not controlled and precipitated into food and absorbed by the human body for a long time, they will have a very serious impact on the human body, and even cause deformity It causes cancer and affects the health of the next generation through reproduction

the General Administration of quality supervision, inspection and quarantine organized a special spot check on plastic food containers such as plastic milk bottles, pacifiers and water cups in some regions. The results showed that the qualified rate was only 64.7%. Toxic and harmful substances exceed the standard, and there are serious quality problems such as peculiar smell, obvious impurities, and serious deformation after soaking in boiling water

the first batch of products included in the "QS" access list are plastic packaging, containers, tools and other products for food, covering a variety of packaging products that are frequently contacted in daily life, such as drinking water buckets, retail commodity packaging bags, instant noodle bags, expanded food bags, disposable plastic tableware, plastic milk bottles, plastic melamine tableware for children's tableware and student tableware

the general trend of industrial upgrading

the certification of the first batch of manufacturing enterprises is only the beginning of popular expectation, and the products of some large-scale packaging enterprises have successfully completed their transformation. However, the overall improvement of the quality "threshold" of the food packaging industry still needs a step-by-step process. Just like the food "QS" system, it also experienced a process from unfamiliar to familiar

insiders clearly pointed out that the implementation of the market access system for food plastic packaging, containers, tools and other products is an inevitable choice to effectively strengthen food safety supervision under the current economic and social development conditions in China. They are eager to see that the "QS" system of food packaging can promote the healthy and orderly development of the food packaging industry and promote industrial upgrading while improving food safety

both at home and abroad, they not only put forward higher and higher requirements for the quality of food itself, but also pay more and more attention to the safety and quality of food contact materials and products. At present, many countries are studying the use of green packaging and non-toxic and harmless packaging materials. In the international food trade, the regulations and standards formulated by various countries have played a positive role in protecting consumers' health and ensuring food safety. However, it is undeniable that some harsh regulations have had a negative impact on the market access of products from developing countries and economically underdeveloped regions. In particular, the corresponding regulations and migration limit standards formulated by some economically developed countries such as Europe and the United States have raised the threshold of import. This not only affects the import of food contact materials to these countries and regions, but also has a wide impact on the import of related food due to the problem of food packaging materials

after China's accession to the WTO, the market share of food containers, utensils and packaging materials has increased year by year, and the sea freight from Brazil to China is $9.073/t. However, the research level of food packaging safety risk in China is not high enough to fully meet the needs of food safety supervision. It is understood that foreign countries have systematically studied the toxic and harmful substances that may be released from the same plastic packaging and container for food under various conditions, and on this basis have made detailed provisions on the use scope, use environment and other issues of various plastic packaging, containers, tools and other products for food, which are still lacking in China

the external pressure is increasing day by day, and the internal pressure can not be ignored. There are many reasons for the stagnation of food packaging quality. Industry experts have pointed out that the development of the domestic packaging industry has encountered three bottlenecks: waste caused by blind development of supply exceeding demand, lack of independent innovation and development momentum, and policies and regulations lagging behind the development of the industry. Among them, in the plastic packaging materials industry, it is common to use recycled materials and fillers to produce fake and shoddy products, resulting in environmental landscape pollution caused by toxic packaging products and plastic wastes, as well as mutual price pressure and vicious competition in the market. The production development is in a laissez faire mess, disrupting the market, damaging the interests of consumers, and causing environmental pollution. These are the problems that the food packaging industry needs to overcome one by one with the help of "QS"

On july18,2006, AQSIQ officially launched the market access of plastic packaging, containers, tools and other products for food. After the implementation of the market access system, enterprises can engage in the production of food related products only after passing the review of quality assurance capability and production conditions organized by the quality inspection department; Only their products can be used by food enterprises in production and operation, otherwise they will be investigated and punished according to law. Up to now, the first batch of ink twffan= "done"> Shanghai People's plastic printing factory and other 29 enterprises that have obtained production licenses through market access are excellent enterprises with great influence in the industry

the General Administration of quality supervision, inspection and Quarantine announced that it would begin to investigate and deal with the products included in the access scope without certificates at the end of August 2007. After entering the stage of investigation and punishment without certificates, the enterprises that have obtained certificates can normally produce; An enterprise that has applied for examination but is in the process of examination and has not obtained a production license must mark "trial products" on its products and send the products in batches to the designated inspection agency for inspection before they can be sold out of the factory; Enterprises that have not yet applied for examination shall not produce or use their products. The General Administration of quality supervision, inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) suggested that enterprises should apply for admission as soon as possible to avoid affecting production and operation due to late certification

after the launch of market access for food plastic packaging, containers, tools and other products, the market access system should be gradually implemented for packaging, containers and other products made of paper, metal, glass, ceramics and other materials

Author: liuyiting

reprinted from: China Quality


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