China's food packaging materials will soon have a new standard form of general rules

Release time: 2010-07-21

In recent years, with the continuous strengthening of management, China's food safety quality has been significantly improved. However, there are still problems, such as food packaging materials, once the problem occurs, its harm is more potential. When people buy food, they can understand its ingredients through the label on the packaging, but it is impossible to know whether the packaging material itself poses a threat to human health.

It is understood that the National Plastic Products Technical Standardization Committee has organized experts to draft relevant standards. Among them, "General Rules for Composite Films and Bags for Food Packaging" has passed the review of experts. Relevant sources said that there are currently only a few standards for composite films and bags for food packaging, but this is the first time that new standards have been formulated in the form of general rules.

Improved consumer health awareness

Recently, the reporter visited several large supermarkets in Nanshan and Futian, especially to understand the use of composite packaging bags and films of food. Many consumers said that although they usually "have no special requirements for food packaging unless there are particularly obvious damages or stains" when they buy food, but with the emergence of food safety issues some time ago, they are now starting to pay attention The food is packaged. According to the salesperson, customers often ask questions when buying food.

It is understood that the "General Rules for Labeling of Prepackaged Foods GB7718-2004", one of the national standards for food labeling, has just been compulsoryly implemented by the state. Some companies have begun to consciously implement it and reflect it in products. Currently, food packaging

Standards have attracted consumers' attention. In a supermarket in Nanshan, a reporter asked shoppers about the quality of food packaging bags. Many consumers said that after the introduction of such standards, food safety will be more guaranteed.

Brand companies focus on health standards

How do food manufacturers now require the printing of food packaging bags and films? Xiao Lin of a plastic color printing factory in Nanshan told reporters that the company will put forward requirements for quality and materials, but there are not many customers who specifically require residue indicators. Regular companies or foreign companies generally write down specific requirements in the contract, such as what ink is required. He told reporters that when the ink is quickly printed on composite films and bags, it is necessary to add toluene, methyl ethyl ketone, ethyl acetate, isopropyl alcohol and other mixed solvents to the ink, which is conducive to dilution and promotes drying. For the printing industry, such a process is normal.

Relevant persons in charge of the well-known Shenzhen drinking water companies Yibao and Yijing told reporters that the barreled drinking water packaging (ie, buckets) has a great impact on the quality of drinking water. At present, there is a large gap between Shenzhen brand enterprises and general water companies The quality is good or bad. "It depends on whether the enterprise's production management norms are not standardized, whether there is a sense of sanitation and safety, and whether it is willing to invest." He said that the cost of buckets of bottled water production enterprises accounts for a considerable part of the total cost of enterprises. If you use high-quality PC (polycarbonate) as the raw material of the 18.9-liter bucket, the retail price of each bucket is about 30 yuan. According to regulations, each bucket must be scrapped after 100 times of repeated use. Generally speaking, the life of a new barrel is only 2 years. In order to save costs, some small and medium-sized enterprises and production barrel manufacturers recycle some scrapped buckets or use buckets made from waste bottles, scrapped discs and other garbage, which pose a threat to consumers' health.

With the promulgation of relevant food packaging standards, it is a norm for the food industry; for consumers, these standards will provide new guarantees for a healthy life.