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On September 21st, 2012, the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) of the Department of Health (DOH) announced the amendment of the Article 4 and 5 in the “Sanitation Standard for Food Utensils, Containers and Packages”. The following tables list the newly added requirements:

  • Newly added requirements for food utensils and containers which use for children under the age of three, shall not add di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate(DEHP), Di-n-octhl phthalate(DNOP), di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP) and Butylbenzyl phthalate(BBP).
  • Added material test items and requirements for plastics and PVC:
Material test itemPassing standard
1 DEHP (Di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate)  

Plastics: individual content shall not exceed 0.1%.(by mass)

PVC: sum the contents shall not exceed 0.1%.(by mass)
2 DBP (Di-n-butyl phthalate)
3 BBP (Butylbenzyl phthalate)
4 DIDP (Diisodecyl phthalate)
5 DINP (Diisononyl phthalate)
6 DMP (Dimethyl phthalate)
7 DNOP (Di-n-octhl phthalate)
8 DEP (Diethyl phthalate )
  • Added 4 migration test items for plastics:(includes existing DEHP and DBP)
Material test itemPassing standard
1 DEHP (Di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate) 1.5 ppm
2 DBP (Di-n-butyl phthalate) 0.3 ppm
3 BBP (Butylbenzyl phthalate) 30 ppm
4 DIDP (Diisodecyl phthalate) 9 ppm
5 DINP (Diisononyl phthalate) 9 ppm
6 DEHA (Di-2-ethylhexyl Adipate) 18 ppm
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