Thursday, October 22, 2020
The Japanese Ministry of Well being, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) has revealed a request for nominations for “present substances” be included on the Constructive Listing (PL) of “artificial resins” for food-contact supplies (FCMs) with corresponding submission types. “Present substances” embrace these marketed or used for food-contact utensils, containers and packages (UCP) in Japan previous to the efficient date for the PL (i.e., June 1, 2020). The deadline for submitting such nominations is October 30, 2020.
For added info on the PL system for “artificial resins” that was MHLW revealed on April 28, 2020, see the PackagingLaw.com article, A Transfer to Necessary: Japan Finalizes its Constructive Listing for “Artificial Resins”.)
As a element of MHLW’s course of for nominating “present substances,” the Ministry requires that corporations embrace an attestation that such substances had been marketed or utilized in food-contact UCP previous to June 1, 2020. Submission types are offered for every of the next supplies:
Base polymers (Plastics and Coatings);
Minor monomers polymerized with base polymers; and
Components (together with coating brokers).
Extra info, together with hyperlinks to software kind and submission directions, is out there right here.
© 2020 Keller and Heckman LLPNationwide Legislation Assessment, Quantity X, Quantity 296