How is the food packaging status at home and abroad?
In terms of consumer awareness, domestic consumers pay more attention to the food itself, focus on shelf life, food labeling, etc., and lack understanding of the safety of food packaging. While foreign consumers have a strong sense of safety, they will consciously purchase food packaging products with food safety labels, and strictly follow the warnings on packaging products; when it is found that there is a problem with food packaging, consumers will usually Proactively contact the manufacturer or local regulatory authorities for inquiries, questions and even complaints, and even legal means to protect their own interests.
From the perspective of government regulation, the EU countries established safety regulations for food packaging materials as early as the 1950s, and carried out research on the impact of packaging on food. Since then, the EU has established relatively complete food packaging materials. The legal and regulatory system is also stricter in the regulation of food packaging.
Therefore, it is necessary to learn from foreign advanced food packaging concepts and management experience. For example, bisphenol A present in baby bottles is a harmful substance that may be produced during the production of polycarbonate (PC) bottles, which can cause harmful diseases such as prostate cancer, breast cancer and heart disease. Although China has restrictions on the content of bisphenol A, the standards set up abroad are more stringent than domestic standards and the limits are lower. For the production enterprises to combine quality management and safety management, there are strict requirements for raw materials, auxiliary materials, supplier qualifications, production processes, process parameters and finished product control.
In addition, with the development of society, people are slowly paying attention to quality and safety to low-carbon and environmental protection. Under the impetus of the global low-carbon wave, the low-carbonization of food packaging is also imperative. On April 1 this year, China implemented the 'Restriction of Over-packaging Requirements for Commodities', and combined with China's national conditions, it imposed mandatory regulations on the three aspects of the gap ratio, packaging layer and cost of food and cosmetics. This move is a big step for China in the field of food packaging, but there is still a big gap in making food packaging truly the first line of defense for human security.
This information comes from China Packaging Bag Trading Network