Date: May 23, 2013
Keller and Heckman Partner David Ettinger was quoted in a May 23 foodproductiondaily.com article on China's food packaging regulations. "An updated Chinese regulatory scheme for clearing food packaging materials means that it is now desirable for companies to get their unapproved products cleared in China," said David Ettinger, partner at Keller and Heckman's Shanghai Representative Office. Mr. Ettinger, explained that there have been a number of filings so far under the new system, but that obtaining final approval can take 6 to 12 months, or longer. Most of the companies seeking approvals are located outside of China, he added. For the full story click here: China finalises list of permitted additives and resins.