Foaming tableware banned for 14 years returned legally on May 1, 2013, but how to regulate it has not been clearly stated by the government. The General Administration of Quality Supervision and Inspection, the General Administration of Industry and Commerce and the General Administration of Food and Drug Administration have jointly issued a notice recently that the listing of foamed disposable tableware should meet two food safety standards and be supervised by three departments.
Foaming disposable tableware must meet two food safety standards这份通知规定，发泡餐具生产企业应建立质量管理制度，发泡餐具的生产和出厂检验必须符合两个食品安全标准:《食品包装用聚苯乙烯成型品卫生标准》、《食品容器、包装材料用添加剂使用卫生标准》，并建立和保存检验记录。
The circular stipulates that foamed tableware manufacturers should establish a quality management system. The production and inspection of foamed tableware must meet two food safety standards: Hygienic Standards for Polystyrene Molded Products for Food Packaging, Hygienic Standards for the Use of Additives for Food Containers and Packaging Materials, and establish and maintain inspection records.
According to the knowledge of disposable corn starch tableware knitting, the former standard stipulates that foamed tableware should have normal color, no odor, no foreign body. The latter standard is mainly for additives allowed in foamed tableware.
Corn starch granules
Units that use foamed tableware, such as restaurants and canteens, should establish a claim for tickets, and all foamed plastic tableware with unknown origin should be "strictly prohibited from purchasing and using".
For the specific supervision of the three departments, this time also according to the different links of their respective division of labor. Disposable foamed tableware manufacturing enterprises are still under the daily supervision of quality supervision departments. Sale and use of disposable foamed tableware will be inspected by newly established or under-formed local food and drug regulatory authorities. The main task of the industrial and commercial departments is to cooperate closely with the relevant departments to investigate and suppress the unlicensed operation of foamed tableware.