What is a "food contact" product?

Update:07-05-2021
Summary:

Food contact materials refer to all materials that can […]

Food contact materials refer to all materials that can come into contact with food during the process of processing, producing, packaging, storing, and transporting food.

Common materials include various plastic, metal, ceramic, glass, bamboo and wood products. Such as drinking cups, plastic lunch boxes, plastic spoons and so on.

The environmental safety of these materials that can come into contact with food is directly related to the food safety and health of users. Therefore, the export of such products to the United States requires relevant testing and certification in accordance with FDA standards.FDA Paper Canister Container Cereal Box
The main test standards of FDA food contact materials are based on:

21 CFR Part 177-2003: Polymeric substances

21CFR Part 175-2003: Adhesives and coating materials, metals

21CFR Part 176-2003: Paper and cardboard products

21CFR Part 178-2003: Food additives: additives, production aids and disinfectants

FDA CPG 7117.05: Requirements for silver-plated products

FDA CPG 7117.06&07: glass, ceramics, enamelware

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