Food Contact Regulations In Emerging Markets

eBook examining the latest Food Contact Regulations in Emerging Markets, including Brazil, Russia, China, India, Indonesia and Thailand.

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Product type: Books
Date of publication: 12 Jul 2011
Product format: Online

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Laws and regulations on the composition, use and disposal of Food Contact Materials (FCM) are of growing importance as global trade continues to develop and emerging markets are playing an increasingly important role here, from the production, through to the use and regulation of FCMs. Alongside this, regulations are changing rapidly in response to improved analytical methods, incorporation of new technologies and increasing awareness of the importance of the safety of FCMs by governments, industry, importers, exporters and consumers. These factors present a challenging situation for regulators and commercial interests along the food chain.

In response to the developing situation, this e-book examines the most up-to-date information on the regulation of FCM/food packages in each of these key emerging markets.


Executive Summary

  • Introduction
  • Current Issues
  • Regulatory Landscape
  • Regulation of Packaging Processes and Materials
  • Regulatory Outlook for Food Contact Packaging

Introduction and Methodology

  • Objectives
  • Scope
  • Methodology
  • Definitions

Food Contact Packaging

  • Global Importance of Food Safety Regulations
  • The Global Food Market
  • Increased Emphasis on Food Safety and FCMs
  • Updating Food Laws and Regulations
  • Regulating FCMs and Food Packaging
  • Globalization of the Food Supply

Regulatory Landscape

  • Introduction
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Russia
  • South Africa
  • Thailand
  • Additional Information
  • United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • European Union
  • Codex Alimentarius

Packaging Processes and Materials

  • HACCP for FCMs
  • Plastics
  • Plastic Kitchenware
  • Antimicrobial Packaging
  • Canning
  • Container Integrity
  • Active and Intelligent FCMs
  • Colorants
  • Reduced Oxygen Packaging (ROP) / Oxygen Scavengers
  • Ethylene-Vinyl Alcohol Copolymers
  • Migration Limits

Outlook for Food Contact Packaging

  • Introduction
  • Regulations - Food Production Equipment and Cleaning
  • New Food Packaging Materials and Processes

Tables and Figures

  • Import refusal violation codes
  • Food contact materials and maximum migration limits
  • Maximum allowable concentrations of selected elements