The hottest green food packaging will be introduce

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New standards for green food packaging will be issued and implemented in the second half of this year.

most green food packaging has not "turned green"

yesterday, it was learned from the China Green Food Association that the general guidelines for green food packaging (hereinafter referred to as the "guidelines") was officially issued recently, and it is estimated that the implementation time will be in the second half of this year. It is reported that the "guidelines" only regulate the packaging of green food, including the selection of green food packaging materials, packaging size, packaging inspection, sampling, marking and labeling, storage and transportation, etc. The guidelines cited 14 national standards, including the general standard for the labeling of pre packaged foods and the general rules for the labeling of pre packaged special dietary foods, which will be implemented on October 1 this year

packaging must be non-toxic and degradable

the general packaging materials of food are mostly paper, metal, glass products and plastic products. The "green" principle is highlighted in the code, which makes it clear that the primary factor to be considered in packaging is to minimize the total amount of materials used under the premise of ensuring that the cold technology of cascade tightening mechanism is used to protect the functions of transportation, storage and sales; Packaging materials can be reused, recycled or degradable. After being discarded, the packaging can be recycled after certain treatment, so that the waste can be transformed into new substances or renewable energy or degradable. Under specific conditions, the tensile testing machine for discarded packaging materials is a high-precision, high-tech material testing equipment, and the chemical structure and physical and mechanical properties can be significantly changed, Physical and mechanical properties decline or degrade into carbon dioxide and water

it is understood that the code requires that the packaging surface should not be waxed or oiled; It is not allowed to apply moisture-proof materials such as plastic; The marks on the cartons must be made with water-soluble ink, and oil-soluble ink is not allowed. Metal packaging and glass products should not use sealing materials and internal coatings that cause harm to human body and the environment; Expanded polystyrene, polyurethane and other products are not allowed for plastic products; The outer packaging should have explicit instructions for the use of materials, instructions for reuse and recycling, and green food signs. The ink printed on the outer packaging or the adhesive labeled should be non-toxic and should not be in direct contact with food. The code also stipulates the storage and transportation of green food: the storage environment must be clean and hygienic; The storage method cannot change the green food and introduce pollution; Degradable food packaging and non degradable food packaging should be stored and transported separately; It shall not be transported with pesticides, fertilizers and other chemicals

most green food packages are not green

nowadays, there are more kinds of green food, which has developed from the most primary grain, vegetables and fruits to deep processed foods such as beverages and snack foods

however, we learned from many supermarkets in Shenyang that the packaging of green food in supermarkets is far from the code

it can be seen that the outer packaging of rice and flour is made of plastic woven bags or non degradable plastic bags; The smallest package of most green food adopts non degradable plastic packaging or aluminum foil packaging. Insiders believe that this may cause heavy metals in food to exceed the standard; In addition, the ink for printing green food packaging and equipped with other sensors is not water-soluble

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