Single-use plastic products, such as plastic straws, cutlery, and cups, are slowly being phased out in the United States. In this guide, we explain what American importers and manufacturers must know about single-use plastic regulations, bans, and exemptions in California, New York, Oregon, and many other states.
Single-use plastics generally refer to certain types of disposable plastic products. For example, this includes everyday items such as plastic straws, cups, and shopping bags. That said, the single-use plastics are on the way out, and the European Union is taking the lead.
Keep reading, and learn what importers and manufacturers must know about single-use plastics regulations in the European Union.
Baby feeding bottles are for obvious reasons strictly regulated in the European Union. In this guide, we cover relevant chemical regulations, safety standards, labeling requirements, documentation, lab testing, and more. We also cover safety risks that baby feeding bottle importers and manufacturers must be aware of.
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.
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
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.
- Baby bottles
- Plastic containers
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.
- Food packaging materials
- Food containers
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.
- Food packaging
- Plastic food containers
- Glass food containers
- Ceramic food containers
- Infant feeding bottles
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.
Continue reading EU Declaration of Compliance (DoC) for Food Contact Materials: A Complete Guide
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.
- Food packaging
- Plastic containers
- Plastic bottles and jars
- Ceramic bowls
- Ceramic knives
- Ceramic cutting boards
- Ceramic mugs