The mandatory national standard "GB?4806.1-2016? General safety requirements for food safety food contact materials" has been officially implemented. As a disposable plastic cup, bowl, paper cup, paper bowl, straw and other products that are in direct contact with food, please click here. Standard implementation. For those who like to order food online or who are too early, please note that the disposable tableware used in the market should be marked with "food contact" or "food packaging", printed and affixed with chopsticks logo, and temperature. Contains substances, microwaves, etc.
Use disposable tableware to see instructions
The new national standard clearly requires that the product identification should include the product name, material, declaration of conformity to relevant regulations and standards, the name, address and contact information of the producer and/or distributor, the date of manufacture and the expiration date (where applicable), etc. It should be marked as "food contact", "food packaging" or similar terms, or printed or affixed with chopsticks logo. Products with special use requirements should indicate the method of use, precautions for use, use, environment of use, temperature of use. Wait.
The new national standard requires that the label cannot be separated from its smallest sales package. Wuhan citizens need to pay attention to the instructions for the use of disposable tableware. If it is too early to use a disposable paper bowl to hold high-temperature, oil-containing foods, when the paper bowl does not meet the requirements of the new national standard, it will cause some migration in the paper bowl. Non-volatile carriers dissolve into food and are consumed directly, posing a high risk.
Disposable tableware for different temperatures
The new national standard requires food contact materials to indicate their applicable temperature, that is, different operating temperature ranges depending on the material.
For example, PE polyethylene has a maximum operating temperature of 100 ° C, PP polypropylene has a maximum operating temperature of 130 ° C, and PET has a heat resistance temperature of only about 60 ° C. It is only suitable for cold drinks; and the maximum working temperature of PS material For 60 ° C - 80 ° C, the maximum operating temperature of PC material is 110 ° C.
Consumers should pay attention to the scope of the instructions, do not exceed the temperature range, otherwise the product may be unsafe. “Evaluating the hygienic quality and safety of food contact materials, the direct way of investigation is to detect the amount of migration components contained in foods that have been in contact with plastic packaging, that is, the total migration amount, and then compare with the limit indicators established after the risk assessment. Judging whether it is safe and qualified.” Guan Wenchao, a professor of polymer at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, said that in the production of plastic contact materials for food, manufacturers often add some additives or additives to improve their performance. Agents, together with polymer monomers, oligomers, macromolecular degradation products, etc., will migrate to the food during the process of contact between the plastic packaging and the food, thereby causing harm to people's health. Guan Wenchao said that the new national standard puts higher requirements on product quality and also reduces product quality and safety risks.