Bisphenol A (BPA) Regulations in the United States: An Overview

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Bisphenol A (BPA) is an organic chemical used to improve durability and heat resistance in plastics. As such, BPA has long been used when manufacturing everything from kitchen utensils and toys to certain medical devices.

That said, studies show that Bisphenol A may interrupt hormones, and cause other damages to the human body. It’s therefore not surprising that Bisphenol A is regulated in the United States.

In this guide, we explain what importers and manufacturers must know about Bisphenol A restrictions for a wide range of products.

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Bisphenol A (BPA) Regulations in the European Union: An Overview

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If you are planning to import to the EU plastic food contact materials, toys, or other products that might contain Bisphenol A, then you might benefit by reading this article.

The use of Bisphenol A has been restricted or banned in certain kinds of products due to its toxicity to the human body.

In this article, we briefly introduce several regulations enforced in the EU, as well as national legislation, concerning the use of Bisphenol-A. Continue reading Bisphenol A (BPA) Regulations in the European Union: An Overview

Food Contact Materials Regulations in Hong Kong: An Overview

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Planning to sell food packaging, kitchenware, drinking bottles, or other food contact materials in Hong Kong? In this guide, we introduce you to the Consumer Goods Safety Ordinance, standards, and other requirements Hong Kong-based businesses must comply with.

Mentioned Products

  • Baby bottles
  • Straws
  • Plastic containers
  • Kitchenware
  • Tableware

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Food Contact Materials Regulations in Singapore: An Overview

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Planning to import and sell kitchen products, drinkware, food packaging, or other food contact materials (FCM) in Singapore? In this guide, we introduce you to Singaporean FCM regulations, testing requirements, labeling, documentation, and more.

Mentioned Products

  • Food packaging materials
  • Kitchenwares
  • Tablewares
  • Food containers

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Food Contact Materials Regulations in Canada: An Overview

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Food Contact Material Regulations Canada

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Planning to import or manufacture drinkware, cutlery, food packaging, or other food contact materials in Canada? In this guide,  we explain what Canadian businesses must know about substance regulations, product standards, lab testing, labeling requirements, and more.

Mentioned Products

  • Drinkware
  • Cutlery
  • Food packaging
  • Plastic food containers
  • Glass food containers
  • Ceramic food containers
  • Kettles
  • Infant feeding bottles
  • Pacifiers

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EU Declaration of Compliance (DoC) for Food Contact Materials: A Complete Guide

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Issuing a Declaration of Compliance (DoC) is mandatory when importing plastic food contact materials in the European Union. Notice that this also includes products containing plastic parts, such as stainless steel bottles, or plastic composite materials.

In this guide, we explain how importers can issue a Declaration of Compliance (DoC).

Note: The FCM Declaration of Compliance (DoC) is not the same as the Declaration of Conformity (DoC) required for products covered by one or more “CE marking directives”. You can read more about the CE Declaration of Conformity in this article.
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Food Contact Material Regulations in Australia: An Overview

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Food Contact Material Regulations Australia

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Planning to import lunch boxes, drinkware, cutlery, or other food contact materials to Australia? In this guide, we introduce you to AS 2070:1999, AS 4371:2012, lab testing, labeling and other requirements when importing and selling food contact materials in Australia.

Mentioned Products

  • Food packaging
  • Plastic containers
  • Plastic bottles and jars
  • Ceramic bowls
  • Ceramic knives
  • Ceramic cutting boards
  • Ceramic mugs

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List of Products Covered by the EU FCM Framework Regulation (No 1935/2004)

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The EU Food Contact Materials Framework Regulation 1935/2004 covers plastic, ceramic, metal and other food contact materials. In this guide, list kitchen appliances, food packaging, wooden composites and other products covered by the scope of the regulation. Continue reading List of Products Covered by the EU FCM Framework Regulation (No 1935/2004)

Food Contact Materials Regulations in the European Union: An Overview

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All food contact products sold in the European Union are subject to the EU Food Contact Material Framework Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004, and other material-specific FCM regulations. In this article, we explain what importers and Amazon sellers must know about substance restrictions, material-specific regulations, certification, lab testing, and risks.

Mentioned Products

  • Lunchboxes
  • Electronic kitchen appliances
  • Drinkware
  • Stainless steel bottles
  • Cutlery
  • Bowls
  • Jugs
  • Tableware

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Food Contact Materials Regulations in the United States: An Overview

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Food Contact Material Regulations US

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Planning to manufacture or import kitchen products, food containers or other food contact materials for sale in the United States? In this article, we introduce you to 21 CFR (FDA), Bisphenol A (BPA) Regulations, ASTM standards, lab testing requirements, and labeling rules.

Mentioned Products

  • Water bottles
  • Baby bottles
  • Plastic kitchen products
  • Beverage containers
  • Stainless steel cookware
  • Lunchboxes
  • Cutlery

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