H&M GROUP CHEMICAL RESTRICTIONS 2018

H&M GROUP CHEMICAL RESTRICTIONS 2018
H&M GROUP CHEMICAL RESTRICTIONS 2018
            RESTRICTED SUBSTANCES LIST (RSL)

                         Food Contact Products
        Global Product Compliance Department Valid for all brands in the H&M Group.
H&M GROUP CHEMICAL RESTRICTIONS 2018
H&M Chemical Restrictions Food Contact Products
Valid for all brands in H&M group




Contents

General .....................................................................................................................................................3
Commitment ............................................................................................................................................4
Examples...................................................................................................................................................5
More Information and Guidelines ............................................................................................................6
Definitions ................................................................................................................................................6
Abbreviations ...........................................................................................................................................6
Requirements – all Food Contact Materials .............................................................................................7
Ceramic, Glass & Enamel ..........................................................................................................................9
Concrete, Marble & Soapstone ............................................................................................................. 16
Metals and Alloys .................................................................................................................................. 16
Stainless steel ........................................................................................................................................ 20
Paper & Board ....................................................................................................................................... 22
Paper Napkins........................................................................................................................................ 26
Wood & natural fiber ............................................................................................................................ 27
Textile products (natural and synthetic fibers) ..................................................................................... 28
Adjuvant, Processing Aids and Coatings................................................................................................ 29
Paints and Coatings ............................................................................................................................... 30
Plastic .................................................................................................................................................... 31
Rubber ................................................................................................................................................... 39
Silicone .................................................................................................................................................. 42
Appendix: Restricted substances with CAS no ...................................................................................... 43




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General

H&M has with concern for the health of customers as well as for the environment and working conditions,
established H&M group Chemical Restrictions for all products. H&M group Chemical Restrictions consist of
several parts with regard to product types; this document concerns Chemical Restrictions for Food Contact
Products. Each limit in H&M group Chemical Restrictions is valid for homogeneous parts of the concerned
product if not otherwise stated. Test methods are specified in relevant part in document. In case of undated
test method, the latest version is valid. Individual restricted substances with CAS no are specified in Appendix.

If a product is sold in a packaging, it must also comply with H&M group Chemical Restrictions Packaging.

In addition to this part of the H&M group Chemical Restrictions, production of Food Contact Products must also
fulfill H&M group Chemical Restrictions regarding the Manufacturing Restricted Substance List (MRSL). These
documents are to be found on the Supplier Portal as well as on www.hm.com/chemical-restrictions.

The official and valid version of this document is in English. Any translation of the document is prepared for
reference only. H&M accepts no liability for any mistakes done in the translation.




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Commitment

By accepting H&M Standard Purchase Conditions, the Supplier commits to comply with H&M group Chemical
Restrictions. It is the Supplier’s responsibility to assure compliance with H&M group Chemical Restrictions and
to inform all their upstream suppliers and subcontractors about the content of H&M group Chemical
Restrictions.

By accepting H&M Standard Purchase Conditions, each Supplier acknowledges that H&M reserves the right to:

    ➢    Inspect and test any product, any part of production and/or packaging, by any listed or appropriate
         method, at any time or at any stage of production.

    ➢    Cancel the Order, or, if the products are already delivered, return the products to the Supplier if the
         product, production and/or packaging do not correspond to the H&M group Chemical Restrictions.

    ➢    Hold the Supplier responsible for any damage caused by the ordered product if the product,
         production and/or packaging do not correspond to the H&M group Chemical Restrictions.

    ➢    Receive the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for all substances and preparations (dyes, colorants, solvents,
         chemicals etc.) used in the production of a specific Order.


In the case of contradictory test results, H&M test results will prevail.




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Examples
All details on your product must comply with H&M Chemical Restrictions, see example below. The examples do
not claim to be complete.



                                                            Food Contact Products
                                                                •   Food contact materials are materials
                                                                    that are intended to be in contact
                                                                    with food or can reasonably be
                                                                    expected to be brought into contact
                                                                    with food. Food contact products can
                                                                    be constructed from a variety of
                                                                    materials like plastics, rubber, paper,
                                                                    coatings, metal etc. In many cases a
                                                                    combination is used, for example a
                                                                    plastic layer, paper, printing and a top
                                                                    coating.

                                                                •   All products intended for food contact
                                                                    (or can reasonably be expected to be
                                                                    brought into contact with food) such
                                                                    as cups, plates, napkins, chopping
                                                                    boards etc. shall follow the
                                                                    restrictions for each material.




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More Information and Guidelines
Requirements on production and documentation for Food Contact Products, for example Good Manufacturing
Practice (GMP), test methods and Declaration of Compliance are specified in H&M Production and
Documentation Requirements for Food Contact Products” 1


     Definitions
    Concentration Limit                 The substance must not be present in the product at concentrations above
                                        this limit.
    Not Detected                        The substance must not be present in the finished product at
                                        concentrations above the analytical reporting limit.
    Usage ban                           The substance must not be used in production and it must not be added to
                                        the product.2
    Organoleptic                        Refers to any sensory property of a product, including smell, taste, color
                                        and feel.
    Substances defined as               Persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT), very persistent and very
    hazardous due to intrinsic          bioaccumulative (vPvB), carcinogenic, mutagenic and toxic for reproduction
    properties                          (CMR), endocrine disruptors (ED) or equivalent concern




    Abbreviations

    CAS no                               Chemical Abstracts Service number, an identification number for chemicals
                                         in this database.
    CFR                                  Code of Federal Regulations
    Excl.                                Excluding
    GMP                                  Good Manufacturing Practice
    Incl.                                Including
    MRSL                                 Manufacturing Restricted Substances List
    PDRF                                 H&M Production and Documentation Requirements for Food contact
                                         products
    ppm                                  Parts per million, which is the same as mg/kg.
    Percentage                           Percentage is weight by weight, % w/w
    REACH                                Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of Chemicals


1   Download the document at H&M Group Supplier Portal
2   Impurities at low concentrations of these substances may be accepted only if technically unavoidable due to e.g. raw
     materials, formation in the manufacturing process, storage or packaging.

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    SML                                  Specific Migration Limit in food or in food simulants.
    SML(T)                               Total Specific Migration Limit in food or in food simulants. SML(T) is the
                                         maximum permitted amount of a given substance originating from the
                                         release of several given substances from a material or article into food or
                                         food simulants.
    SVHC                                 Substances of Very High Concern




Requirements – all Food Contact Materials
If a group of substances is marked with an asterisk* in the table below each included substance is specified in Appendix.


    Requirement/Restricted                      Limit/Requirement
    substance
    Europe;                                     All Food Contact products must comply with EU Framework Regulation
    Food Contact Products Framework             concerning Food Contact Products no 1935/20043 and all regulations,
    Regulation                                  directives and amendments under this framework regulation4.


    USA;                                        All substances in Food Contact Products must be Generally Recognized As
    US legislation for food contact materials   Safe (GRAS) and comply with the indirect additive database in Title 21 of
    governed by the Food and Drug               the U.S Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR) Parts 174, 175, 176, 177 and
    Administration (FDA)                        178.




    China                                       Food contact materials and articles must comply with GB4806.1- 2016
                                                National Standard of Food Safety, General safety requirements of food
                                                contact materials and articles. Additives used shall comply with the
                                                provisions in GB 9685-2016 National Food Safety Standard- Standard for
                                                the use of additives for food contact materials and articles.
    South Korea                                 All Food Contact products must comply with South Korean Food Code
                                                Article 7 for standards and specifications for food utensils, containers and
                                                packages.


    Japan                                       All Food contact products must comply with the Japanese food safety
                                                regulations, based on Food safety basic law (2003) and Food Sanitation
                                                law (1947). All food contact products must be tested at an official MHLW
                                                registered laboratory5 who will issue certificate of analysis showing
                                                compliance with the Food sanitation law.
    Taiwan                                      All Food contact products must comply with the Food Sanitation Act and
                                                Taiwan's Sanitary Standard for Food Utensils, Containers and Packages.



3 Regulation   (EC) No 1935/2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food
4 http://ec.europa.eu/food/food/chemicalsafety/foodcontact/index_en.htm
5 A list of the official MHLW registered laboratories can be found at the following MHLW website:

http://www.mhlw.go.jp/english/topics/importedfoods/1-10.html
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    India                                        All Food contact products must comply with the Food safety and
                                                 standards (packaging and labelling), regulations 2011.

    Requirement                                  Limit
    H&M Production and Documentation             Production must follow H&M PDRF which includes requirements for good
    Requirements for Food Contact                manufacturing practices (GMP), testing of food contact products, test
    products6 (PDRF)                             methods, documentation and declaration of compliance.
    H&M Chemical Restrictions Packaging          If a food contact product is sold in a packaging, it must also comply with
                                                 H&M Chemical Restrictions Packaging.
    SVHC                                         1000 ppm, except if lower limit applies as per other parts of this
                                                 document.
                                                 Check the ECHA website for the updated list7

    Substances defined as hazardous due to       1000 ppm, except if lower limit applies as per other parts of this
    intrinsic properties as specified in REACH   document.
    Article 578

    Requirement                                  Limit                                      Test method
    Sensory properties (smell and/or taste       No change in sensory properties            Sensory test: DIN 10955 in
    of food)                                     (smell and/or taste) of food. Shall be     combination with EN-1230-1
                                                 controlled with Sensory test. Not          and EN-1230-2
                                                 worse than Grade 2.5.                      Sensory analysis: Methods for
                                                                                            assessing modifications to the
                                                                                            flavor of foodstuffs (applicable
                                                                                            to all materials intended to
                                                                                            come into contact with
                                                                                            foodstuffs) ISO 13302
    Mold                                         Spores and mycelia of mold not                  1.   Smell test SNV
                                                 detected.                                            195 651
                                                                                                 2.   Light microscope
                                                                                                      analysis for suspicious
                                                                                                      spots
                                                                                                 3.   Staining with
                                                                                                      lactophenol blue
                                                                                                      followed by
                                                                                                      microscope analysis
    Odor                                         Grade 2 – not unpleasant                   Smell test according to: SNV 195
                                                                                            651

    Restricted substance                         Limit
    Polycarbonate (PC) Plastic                   Usage ban
    Polystyrene (PS) Plastic                     Usage ban
    Bisphenol A (BPA)                            Not detected (0.1 mg/kg)                   EN 13130:13
    Recycled paper                               Usage ban
    Recycled plastic                             Usage ban
    Polyvinylchloride (PVC)                      Usage ban
    Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB)              Usage ban
    Azo dyes and pigments*                       Usage ban
    Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs)*             Usage ban




6 Download the document at H&M Group Supplier Portal
7 http://echa.europa.eu/chem_data/authorisation_process/candidate_list_table_en.asp
8
  http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:02006R1907-20150601&from=EN
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Ceramic, Glass & Enamel
 EU;
 Requirement for Ceramic
      •     ISO 6486-1 (test method; release of lead and cadmium)
      •     ISO 8391-1 (ceramic cookware, test method; release of lead and cadmium)
 Category                                     Restricted substance/Limit
                                 Cadmium (Cd) mg/l                    Lead (Pb) mg/l
 Flatware             0.07 (mg/dm2)                                     0.8 (mg/dm2)
 (depth < 25mm)
 Fillable article <   0.2                                               1.5
 1.1 Liter
 Fillable article >   0.2                                               0.75
 1.1 Liter
 Cups and mugs        0.2                                               0.5
 Cooking ware         0.05                                              0.5
 Storage ware > 3     0.1                                               0.5
 Liter
 Drinking Rim         0.2 (mg/article)                                  2 (mg/article)
 Area
 Category                                             Restricted substance/Limit
                      Zinc (Zn) mg/l                      Antimony (Sb) mg/l                   Barium (Ba) mg/l
 Fillable article <   3 mg*                                1 mg*                               1 mg*
 1.0 Liter
 Fillable article >   3                                    1                                   1
 1.0 Liter
 Restricted           Limit                                                       Test method
 substance
 Aluminium (Al)       1 mg/kg                              Simulant: 4% acetic acid. Test conditions: 22°C for 24 hours, 3
 Cobalt (Co)          0.02 mg/kg                           successive migrations and take the 3rd migration results.
 Arsenic (As)         0.002 mg/kg
 Restricted           Limit                                Test method
 substance
 Cadmium (Cd)         For ceramic glazes, decals and       Total digestion and analyze with ICPAES/ICPMS. Using HF if
                      enamel, maximum contamination        silica based pigment is encountered.
                      level in stains or pigment is 600
                      ppm (calculated on the raw stain
                      or pigment before it is mixed into
                      glaze).
 Lead (Pb)            For ceramic glazes, decals and       Total digestion and analyze with ICPAES/ICPMS. Using HF if
                      enamel, maximum contamination        silica based pigment is encountered.
                      level in stains or pigment is 600
                      ppm (calculated on the raw stain
                      or pigment before it is mixed into
                      glaze).
*Based on the filled volume




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 EU;
 Requirement for Glass
      •     ISO 7086-1 (test method)
 Category                                                    Restricted substance/Limit
                                                      Cadmium (Cd)                  Lead (Pb)
                                                         mg/l                          mg/l
 Flatware                                               0.07 (mg/dm2)                             0.8 (mg/dm2)
 (depth < 25mm)
 Fillable article < 1.1 Liter                                 0.2                                      1.5
 Fillable article > 1.1 Liter                                 0.2                                     0.75
 Cups and mugs                                                0.2                                      0.5
 Cooking ware                                                0.05                                      0.5
 Storage ware > 3 Liter                                       0.1                                      0.5
 Drinking Rim Area                                      0.2 (mg/article)                          2 (mg/article)

 Restricted substance                             Limit/Requirement                             Test method
 Aluminium (Al)                             1 mg/kg                                   Simulant: 4% acetic acid. Test
 Cobalt (Co)                                0.02 mg/kg                                conditions: 22°C for 24 hours, 3
 Arsenic (As)                               0.002 mg/kg                               successive migrations and take the 3rd
                                                                                      migration results.
 Global migration                           8 mg/dm2 or 50 mg/kg                      Decreto Ministeriale del 21/3/1973,
                                                                                      Capo V – Oggetti di Vetro



 EU;
 Requirement for Enamel
 Restricted             Limit                                                       Test method
 substance
 Arsenic (As)           0.001mg/kg                           Regeling van de Minister van Volksgezondheid, Welzijn van 14
 Boron (B)              1 mg/kg                              maart 2014, kenmerk 328583-117560-VGP, houdende
 Cadmium (Cd)           0.01 mg/kg                           vaststelling van de Warenwetregeling verpakkingen en
 Chromium (Cr)          0.1 mg/kg                            gebruiksartikelen die in contact komen met levensmiddelen
 Cobalt (Co)            0.02 mg/kg                           (Warenwetregeling verpakkingen en gebruiksartikelen)
 Mercury (Hg)           0.005 mg/kg
 Lithium (Li)           0.6 mg/kg
 Lead (Pb)              0.1 mg/kg
 Rubidium (Rb)          1 mg/kg
 Selenium (Se)          0.01 mg/kg
 Strontium (Sr)         1 mg/kg
 Category                                              Restricted substance/Limit
                        Simulant: 4% acetic acid. Test conditions: 22°C for 24 hours, 3 successive migrations and take the
                        3rd migration results.
                        Zinc (Zn) mg/l                       Antimony (Sb) mg/l               Barium (Ba) mg/l
 Fillable article <     3 mg*                                1 mg*                            1 mg*
 1.0 Liter

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 Fillable article >  3                                   1                            1
 1.0 Liter
*Based on filled volume.




 US;
 Requirements for Ceramic & Enamel
 Must comply with CPG Sec. 545.400 for imported and domestic ceramics intended to come into contact
 with foodstuffs:
      •     Cadmium Contamination CPG 7117.06
      •     Lead Contamination CPG 7117.07
      •     Lead Contamination CPG 7117.05 (Silver-Plated Hollowware)
      •     California Proposition 65 lead in ceramic tableware products


                                                                    Restricted substance/Limit
 Category                                               Cadmium (Cd) mg/l                  Lead (Pb) mg/l
                                                         US FDA            Prop 65        US FDA   Prop 65
 Flatware                                                    0.5             1.853          3.0      0.226
 (depth < 25mm)
 Plates, Saucers – internal depth as measured
 from the lowest point to the horizontal plane
 passing through the upper rim
 Cups/mugs                                                   0.5             0.189          0.5      0.100
 Small Hollowware                                            0.5             0.189          2.0      0.100
 (< 1.1 liter)
 Large Hollowware                                            0.25            0.049          1.0      0.100
 (≥ 1.1 Liter)
 Pitchers
 (≥ 1.1 Liter)
 Vessels used for juices or other acid beverages
 at or below room temperature.                               0.5             0.049          0.5      0.100
 Creamers, coffeepots, and teapots are not
 considered to be pitchers. Depending on
 capacity, creamers, coffeepots and teapots will
 be considered small or large hollowware
 Silver-plated hollowware                          0.25 (Large                N/A           7.0      N/A
 (Adult use)                                       hollowware)
 Silver-plated hollowware                          0.5 (Small hollowware      N/A           0.5      N/A
                                                   /Cups/Mugs and
 (Infant/child use)
                                                   Flatware)
 Lip and Rim area of ceramic drinking vessels                0.4              0.4           4.0       0.5
 with exterior decorations within 20 mm of the
 rim
 Exterior decoration                                          /              4.0 mg          /      1.0 mg
 (Adult use)
 Exterior decoration                                          /              2400            /        600
 (Infant/child use)


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 Enamel Coatings
 Must comply with 21CFR 175.300



 US;
 Requirements for Glass
 Must comply with California Proposition 65 lead and cadmium in glassware products
                                                     Restricted substance/Limit
 Category                                  Cadmium (Cd) mg/l                Lead (Pb) mg/l
                                         US FDA                Prop 65                US FDA               Prop 65
 Lip and Rim area of glass                 0.4                    800                   4.0                  200
 drinking vessels with exterior
 decorations within 20 mm of
 the rim
 Exterior decoration                        /                   4.0 mg                   /                  1.0 mg
 (Adult use)
 Exterior decoration                        /                    2400                    /                   600
 (Infant/child use)




China
Requirements for Enamel, Ceramic and Glass
Must comply with China’s mandatory material GB Standards relating to Enamel, Ceramic and
Glass

Migration tests shall comply with the provisions of GB31604.1 and GB 5009.156 unless
otherwise stated in respective material standard.

Requirement      Limit/Requirement                                                            Material      Test
                                                                                              Standard      standards
                                                                                                            /inspection
                                                                                                            method
Enamel ware
                 Non-cooking ware           Cooking ware                 Storage ware ≥ 3L    GB 4806.3-
                                                                             (mg/dm2)         2016 Food
                                                                                              Safety
                  Flatware    Hollowware         Flatware   Hollowware                        National
                 (mg/dm2)     (
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Ceramic ware
                     Flatware       Storage       Large            Small      Cup           Cooking   GB 4806.4-
                    (mg/dm2)       ware ≥ 3L   hollowware       hollowware    and             ware    2016 Food
                                    (mg/L)       (mg/L)           (mg/L)      mug            (mg/L)   Safety
                                                                             (mg/L)                   National
Lead (Pb)                 0.8            0.5      1.0                 2.0      0.5            3.0     Standards      GB31604.34
                                                                                                      - Ceramic
Cadmium               0.07           0.25         0.25                0.30    0.25            0.30    ware           GB31604.24
(Cd)
Glass ware
                     Flatware       Storage        Large            Small    Cooking        Lip and   GB 4806.5-
                    (mg/dm2)       ware ≥ 3L   hollowware       hollowware     ware           rim     2016 Food
                                     (mg/L)       (mg/L)           (mg/L)     (mg/L)         (mg/L)   Safety
Lead (Pb)           0.8           0.5          0.75             1.5          0.5            4.0       National       GB31604.34
                                                                                                      Standards
Cadmium             0.07          0.25         0.25             0.5          0.05           0.4       - glassware    GB31604.24
(Cd)




 South Korea & Japan;
 Requirements for Ceramic and Pottery
 KR: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety - Standards and Specifications for Food Utensils, Containers and
 Packaging, methods 2-1, 2-2 and 2-9
 JP: Japan Specifications and Standards for Food, Food Additives, etc. (1959 MHW Notice No. 370) with
 Amendments up to 2010 MHLW Notice No. 336
                                                         Restricted substance/Limit
 Category                                       Cadmium (Cd)                   Lead (Pb)                    Arsenic (As)
                                                   mg/l                          mg/l                          mg/l
 Flatware                                         0.07 (mg/dm2)                0.8 (mg/dm2)                         N/A
 (depth ≤ 25mm)                                       JP only                       JP only
 Fillable article                                        0.5                          2.0                    0.05 (as As2O3)
 < 1.1 Liter                                                                                               Limited to pottery
 Fillable article                                        0.25                         1.0                    0.05 (as As2O3)
 1.1 Liter ≤ capacity < 3 Liter                                                                            Limited to pottery
 Storage                                                 0.25                         0.5                    0.05 (as As2O3)
 ≥ 3 Liter                                                                                                 Limited to pottery
 Cooking ware                                                                                                0.05 (as As2O3)
                                                         0.05                         0.5
                                                                                                           Limited to pottery




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 South Korea & Japan;
 Requirements for Glass
 KR: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety - Standards and Specifications for Food Utensils, Containers and
 Packaging, methods 2-1 and 2-2
 JP: Japan Specifications and Standards for Food, Food Additives, etc. (1959 MHW Notice No. 370) with
 Amendments up to 2010 MHLW Notice No. 336
                                          Restricted substance/Limit
 Category                                        Cadmium (Cd)                                 Lead (Pb)
                                                      mg/l                                      mg/l
 Flatware                                            0.07 (mg/dm2)                            0.8 (mg/dm2)
 (depth ≤ 25mm)                                            JP only                              JP only
 Fillable article                                           0.5                                   1.5
 < 600 ml
 Fillable article                                           0.25                                 0.75
 600 ml ≤ capacity < 3 Liter
 Storage                                                    0.25                                  0.5
 ≥ 3 Liter
 Cooking ware                                               0.05                                  0.5




 South Korea;
 Requirements for Enamel
 KR: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety - Standards and Specifications for Food Utensils, Containers and
 Packaging, methods 2-1, 2-2 and 2-9
                                                    Restricted substance/Limit
 Category                                    Cadmium (Cd)                  Lead (Pb)             Antimony (Sb)
                                                µg/ml                       µg/ml                    µg/ml
                               For samples whose depth is over 2.5 cm when liquid is filled
 Other than heat-cooking ware                       0.07                       0.8                        0.1
 capacity < 3 Liter
 Heat cooking ware capacity < 3 Liter               0.07                       0.4                        0.1
                                                                   Restricted substance/Limit
 Category                                    Cadmium (Cd)                  Lead (Pb)             Antimony (Sb)
                                                µg/cm2                      µg/cm2                   µg/ml
                                        For sample whose depth is less than 2.5 cm
 Utensils,          Samples depth ≥ 2.5
 containers and     cm, capacity ≥ 3                 0.5                        1                         1
 packages of        Liter


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 porcelain          Samples    Other
 enamel             depth      than
                                                       0.7                    8                       1
                    < 2.5      cooking
                    cm         ware
                               Cooking
                                                       0.5                    1                       1
                               ware




 Japan;
 Requirements for Enamel
 JP: Japan Specifications and Standards for Food, Food Additives, etc. (1959 MHW Notice No. 370) with
 Amendments up to 2010 MHLW Notice No. 336
                                                               Restricted substance/Limit
 Category                                                                  Cadmium (Cd)            Lead (Pb)
                                                                              µg/cm2                µg/cm2
 Enameled                   Samples depth < 2.5      Other than cooking           0.7                    8
                            cm                       ware
                                                     Cooking ware                 0.5                    1
                            Samples      Capacity ≥ 3 Liter                       0.5                    1
                            depth ≥
                                         Capacity     Other than cooking       0.07                   0.8
                             2.5 cm
                                         < 3 Liter           ware
                                                         Cooking ware          0.07                   0.4




 Taiwan;
 Requirements for Ceramic, Glass & Enamel
 Taiwan Sanitation Standard for Food Utensils, Containers and Packages.
                                            Restricted substance/Limit
 Category                                          Cadmium (Cd)                           Lead (Pb)
                                                        mg/l                                mg/l
 Flatware                                               0.17 (mg/dm2)                     1.7 (mg/dm2)
 (depth ≤ 25mm)
 Fillable article                                             0.5                              5
 < 1.1 Liter (depth > 25mm)
 Fillable article                                             0.25                            2.5
 > 1.1 Liter (depth > 25mm)




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Concrete, Marble & Soapstone
 EU;
 Restricted         Limit                                                Test method
 substance
 Cadmium (Cd)       0.07 (mg/dm2)                 Simulant: 4% acetic acid. Test conditions: 22°C for 24 hours, 3
 Lead (Pb)          0.8 (mg/dm2)                  successive migrations and take the 3rd migration results.
 Zinc (Zn)          3 mg/l
 Antimony (Sb)      1 mg/l
 Barium (Ba)        1 mg/l
 Aluminium (Al)     1 mg/kg
 Cobalt (Co)        0.02 mg/kg
 Arsenic (As)       0.002 mg/kg




 Metals and Alloys
 EU;
 Requirements for Metals and Alloys
 Restricted substance                    Limit                            Test method
 Specific migration for metals and alloys components (mg/kg food)
 Aluminium (Al)                          5
 Antimony (Sb)                           0.04
 Chromium (Cr)                           0.1
 Cobalt (Co)                             0.02
 Copper (Cu)                             4                                Chapter 3, Annex I and II in Council of
                                                                          Europe Guide on metals and alloys
 Iron (Fe)                               40
                                                                          used in food contact materials and
 Manganese (Mn)                          0.6                              articles
 Molybdenum (Mo)                         0.12
 Nickel (Ni)                             0.14
 Silver (Ag)                             0.08
 Tin (Sn)                                100
 Vanadium (V)                            0.01
 Zinc (Zn)                               5
 Specific migration for metals as contaminants and impurities (mg/kg food)
 Arsenic (As)                            0.002
 Barium (Ba)                             1.2                              Chapter 3, Annex I and II in Council of
 Beryllium (Be)                          0.01                             Europe Guide on metals and alloys
                                                                          used in food contact materials and
 Cadmium (Cd)                            0.005                            articles
 Lead (Pb)                               0.010
 Lithium (Li)                            0.048
 Mercury (Hg)                            0.003
 Thallium (Tl)                           0.0001




Global Product Compliance Department                                                                        16(48)
January 2018
H&M Chemical Restrictions Food Contact Products
Valid for all brands in H&M group

 Corrosion resistant                            No visible evidence of blistering,        ASTM B117-11 or ISO 9227
                                                peeling, cracking or red corrosion        Salt spray test
                                                products
 Temperature Resistance Coatings
 Chromium VI (Cr6+), Specific migration         Not detected (Reporting limit             EN 13130 + photometric or IC (ion
                                                0.005mg/extract)                          chromatography) detection
 Chromium III (Cr3+), Specific migration        Not detected (Reporting limit             EN 13130 + ICP/MS
                                                0.002mg/extract)
 Formaldehyde, Specific migration               15 mg/kg                                  EN 13130-23
 Lithium (Li), Specific migration               0.5 mg/article                            EN 13130 + ICP/MS
 Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), Specific        0.005 mg/dm2                              EN 13130 + LC
 migration
 Phenolic substances*, Specific                 0.05 mg/dm2                               EN 13130 + LC
 migration
 Primary Aromatic Amines, Specific              0.01 mg/kg                                EN 13130. Photometric determination
 Migration                                                                                and identification with GC/MS resp.
                                                                                          LC/MS
 Polymer Coatings and Varnishes
 Must comply with COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into
 contact with food and the requirement listed under the plastics section for each plastic material.




 China;

 Requirements for Metal materials and articles
 Migration tests shall comply with the provisions of GB31604.1 and GB 5009.156 unless otherwise stated in
 Appendix A in the material standard.
 Requirement      Limit/Requirement                              Material standard Test
                                                                                    standards/inspection
                                                                                    method
 Raw material          1. Food contact metal, metallic plating, solder           GB 4806.9-2016
 requirement           shall be of good quality and not contaminated             Food Safety
                       with poisonous or hazardous substances, and thus          National Standards -
                       confirmed of their safety and integrity.                  Metal materials
                       2. The composition of metal substrate and plating         and articles
                       should meet the claim.
                       3. Stainless steel food containers and the main
                       part of tools, machinery and apparatus for food
                       production and management should be austenitic
                       stainless steels, austenitic ferritic stainless steels,
                       ferritic stainless steel; stainless steel tableware
                       and the main parts of stainless steel drilling and
                       grinding tools for food production machinery and
                       apparatus, such as the main part of the
                       mechanical equipment or martensite stainless
                       steel can also be made of martensitic stainless
                       steel materials.
 Sensory               Extraction solvent should have no smell.
 Requirement

Global Product Compliance Department                                                                                      17(48)
January 2018
H&M Chemical Restrictions Food Contact Products
Valid for all brands in H&M group

 Extractable        As ≤ 0.04 mg/kg                                                             Part 2 of GB31604.38-
 Heavy Metals                                                                                   2016or Part 2 of
 Contents for                                                                                   GB31604.49
 metallic
 materials and      Cd ≤ 0.02 mg/kg                                                             GB31604.24, or Part 2
 articles                                                                                       of GB31604.49-2016
                    Pb ≤ 0.2 mg/kg                                                              Part 2 of GB31604.34-
                                                                                                2016or Part 2 of
                                                                                                GB31604.49




 South Korea, Japan & Taiwan;
 Requirements for Metals and Alloys

 Restricted substance                          Limit                                Test method

 Lead in tin plating used for food contact     ≤ 0.1%                               KR: Ministry of Food and Drug
 surface, Material Specification                                                    Safety - Standards and
 Lead in materials used for food contact       ≤ 0.1%                               Specifications for Food Utensils,
 surface, Material Specification                                                    Containers and Packaging, methods
                                                                                    2-1 and 2-10.
 Antimony in metals used for food contact      ≤ 5.0%
 surface, Material Specification                                                    JP: Japan Specifications and
                                                                                    Standards for Food, Food Additives,
                                                                                    etc. (1959 MHW Notice No. 370)
                                                                                    with Amendments up to 2010
                                                                                    MHLW Notice No. 336
 Food contact surface which are made of copper or copper alloy shall be properly treated with tin coating, silver
 coating or copper treatments to ensure hygiene and safety
 Lead, Migration Specification                 ≤ 0.4 mg/l                           KR: Migration of lead, cadmium,
 Cadmium, Migration Specification              ≤ 0.1 mg/l                           nickel, chromium VI and arsenic.
                                                                                    Ministry of Food and Drug Safety -
 Nickel, Migration Specification               ≤ 0.1 mg/l                           Standards and Specifications for
 Chromium VI, Migration Specification          ≤ 0.1 mg/l                           Food Utensils, Containers and
 Arsenic, Migration Specification              ≤ 0.2 mg/l (as As2O3)                Packaging, methods 2-1, 2-2, 2-54,
                                                                                    2-4 and 2-9.
                                                                                    JP: Japan Specifications and
                                                                                    Standards for Food, Food Additives,
                                                                                    etc. (1959 MHW Notice No. 370)
                                                                                    with Amendments up to 2010
                                                                                    MHLW Notice No. 336
 Evaporation residue, Migration                ≤ 30 mg/l(90 mg/l*)                  KR: Migration of; evaporation
 Specification                                 (n-heptane as leaching solution)     residue, formaldehyde, vinyl
                                                                                    chloride, epichlorohydrin, bisphenol
                                               ≤ 30 mg/l*
                                                                                    A (including phenol and p-tert-
                                               (other simulants as leaching         butylphenol), bisphenol A diglycidyl
                                               solution)                            ether, bisphenol F diglycidyl ether,
                                               Only for metallic products coated    4,4-methylenedianiline and zinc.
                                               with synthetic resin or rubber       Ministry of Food and Drug Safety -
                                               *Limit shall be ≤ 90 mg/l with n-    Standards and Specifications for
                                               heptane as leaching solution and     Food Utensils, Containers and

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January 2018
H&M Chemical Restrictions Food Contact Products
Valid for all brands in H&M group

                                               paint film on metal is made of       Packaging, methods 2-8, 2-27, 2-16,
                                               natural oil as main material and     2-45, 2-35, 2-44, 2-31 and 2-50
                                               containing > 3% zinc oxide.          JP: Japan Specifications and
                                               *The chloroform soluble material     Standards for Food, Food Additives,
                                               shall be ≤ 30mg/l for the case       etc. (1959 MHW Notice No. 370)
                                               when the non-volatile residue is >   with Amendments up to 2010
                                               30mg/l when using water as           MHLW Notice No. 336
                                               leaching solution                    Taiwan method: Migration of
 Formaldehyde, Migration Specification         ≤ 4.0 mg/l                           Epichlorohydrin. Method of test for
                                               ND (Japan & TW)                      food utensils, containers and
                                                                                    packages- test of metal cans.
                                               Only for metallic products coated
                                               with synthetic resin or rubber
 Vinyl Chloride, Migration Specification       Not detected
                                               ≤ 0.05 µg/ml
                                               Only for metallic products coated
                                               with synthetic resin or rubber
 Epichlorohydrin, Migration Specification      ≤ 0.5 mg/l
                                               Only for metallic products coated
                                               with synthetic resin or rubber
 Bisphenol A, Migration Specification          0.6 mg/l
                                               Only for metallic products coated
                                               with synthetic resin or rubber
 Sum of phenol, bisphenol A and p-tert-        ≤ 2.5 mg/l (South Korea)
 butylphenol, Migration Specification          Only for metallic products coated
                                               with synthetic resin or rubber
 Bisphenol A diglycidyl ether, Migration       ≤ 1.0 mg/l (South Korea)
 Specification                                 Only for metallic products coated
 (including bisphenol A diglycidyl ether       with synthetic resin or rubber
 dichloride and bisphenol A diglycidyl ether
 dihydrate)
 Bisphenol F diglycidyl ether, Migration       ≤ 1.0 mg/l (South Korea)
 Specification                                 Only for metallic products coated
 (including bisphenol F diglycidyl ether       with synthetic resin or rubber
 dichloride and bisphenol F diglycidyl ether
 dehydrate)
 4,4-Methylenedianiline, Migration             ≤ 0.01 mg/l (South Korea)
 Specification                                 Only for metallic products coated
                                               with synthetic resin or rubber
 Zinc, Migration Specification                 ≤ 15 mg/l (South Korea)
                                               Only for metallic products coated
                                               with synthetic resin or rubber




 India;
 Requirements for Metals and Alloys
 Requirement                                                  Limit/Requirement
 Wrought aluminium and aluminium alloys for                   IS 21
 manufacture of utensils - specification




Global Product Compliance Department                                                                               19(48)
January 2018
H&M Chemical Restrictions Food Contact Products
Valid for all brands in H&M group



 Stainless steel
 EU;
 Restricted substance             Limit                  Test method
 Specific migration for metals and alloys components (mg/kg food)
 Aluminium (Al)                   5
 Antimony (Sb)                    0.04                   Chapter 3, Annex I and II in Council of Europe Guide on
 Chromium (Cr)                    0.250                  metals and alloys used in food contact materials and
                                                         articles.
                                  0.1 mg/kg (Italy)
 Cobalt (Co)                      0.02
                                                         Department of Biological Standardisation, OMCL Network
 Copper (Cu)                      4                      & HealthCare (DBO) Consumer Health Protection
 Iron (Fe)                        40                     RZ/PH/2013-06790L SBA/mfs Strasbourg, 18/11/2013:
 Manganese (Mn)                   1.8
                                  0.1 mg/kg (Italy)      Italy: Specific migration of nickel, chromium and
                                                         manganese
 Molybdenum (Mo)                  0.12
                                                         For general use:
 Nickel (Ni)                      0.14
                                  0.1 mg/kg (Italy)      3% acetic acid (w/v) aqueous solution, 100oC, 30 min. (3
                                                         successive migrations and take the 3rd migration results.)
 Silver (Ag)                      0.08
                                                         For cooking, dining and cutting article:
 Tin (Sn)                         100
                                                         3% acetic acid at 70oC for 30 mins on the 3rd contact (3
 Vanadium (V)                     0.01                   successive migrations and take the 3rd migration results.)
 Zinc (Zn)                        5                      For article in contact with water only:
                                                         Water at 100oC for 30 mins on the 3rd contact (3
                                                         successive migrations and take the 3rd migration results.)
 Specification migration for metals as contaminants and impurities (mg/kg food)
 Arsenic (As)                     0.002                  Chapter 3, Annex I and II in Council of Europe Guide on
 Barium (Ba)                      1.2                    metals and alloys used in food contact materials and
                                                         articles.
 Beryllium (Be)                   0.01
 Cadmium (Cd)                     0.005
 Lead (Pb)                        0.010
 Lithium (Li)                     0.048
 Mercury (Hg)                     0.003
 Thallium (Tl)                    0.0001
 Global migration                 8 mg/dm2 or 50 mg/kg   Italian decree of Ministry of health of 21/03/1973 and its
                                  (Italy)                amendment, Italian decree of Ministry 21/12/2010, No
                                                         258




Global Product Compliance Department                                                                            20(48)
January 2018
H&M Chemical Restrictions Food Contact Products
Valid for all brands in H&M group




 US;
 Stainless steel
 Requirement                         Limit/Requirement
 Stainless steel grade               Stainless steel used in food equipment shall be of a type in the AISI 200 series, AISI
                                     300 series, or AISI 400 series.
                                     However, for series 200 & 400 alloys, corrosion resistance test for 48 hours at 1% salt
                                     spray MAYBE needed which upon requested by FDA or lab.




 China;
 Stainless steel
 Migration tests shall comply with the provisions of GB31604.1 and GB 5009.156 unless otherwise stated in
 Annex A in the material standard.

 Requirement        Limit/Requirement                                         Material standard      Test
                                                                                                     standards/inspection
                                                                                                     method
 Raw material       1. Food contact metal, metallic plating, solder           GB 4806.9-2016
 requirement        shall be of good quality and not contaminated             Food Safety
                    with poisonous or hazardous substances, and thus          National Standards -
                    confirmed of their safety and integrity.                  Metal materials
                    2. The composition of metal substrate and plating         and articles
                    should meet the claim.
                    3. Stainless steel food containers and the main
                    part of tools, machinery and apparatus for food
                    production and management should be austenitic
                    stainless steels, austenitic ferritic stainless steels,
                    ferritic stainless steel; stainless steel tableware
                    and the main parts of stainless steel drilling and
                    grinding tools for food production machinery and
                    apparatus, such as the main part of the
                    mechanical equipment or martensite stainless
                    steel can also be made of martensitic stainless
                    steel materials.
 Sensory            Extraction solvent should have no smell.
 Requirement
 Extractable        As ≤ 0.04 mg/kg                                                                  Part 2 of GB31604.38-
 Heavy Metals                                                                                        or Part 2 of GB31604.49
 Contents for       Cd ≤ 0.02 mg/kg                                                                  GB31604.24 or Part 2 of
 stainless steel                                                                                     GB31604.49
 materials and
 articles
                    Pb ≤ 0.05 mg/kg                                                                  Part 2 of GB31604.34-
                                                                                                     2016 or Part 2 of
                                                                                                     GB31604.49

                    Cr ≤ 2.0 mg/kg (NA for Martensitic SS)                                           31604.25, or Part 2 of
                                                                                                     GB31604.49-2016

Global Product Compliance Department                                                                                     21(48)
January 2018
H&M Chemical Restrictions Food Contact Products
Valid for all brands in H&M group



                    Ni ≤ 0.5 mg/kg                                                             31604.33, or Part 2 of
                                                                                               GB31604.49-2016

 Stainless steel    Meet the specification in QB/T 2174                                        QB/T 2174
 kitchenware


 Paper & Board
 EU;
 Restricted substance                               Limit                               Test method
 Antimicrobial Substances                           No release                          Determination of the transfer
                                                                                        of antimicrobial constituents to
                                                                                        paper and board intended to
                                                                                        come into contact with
                                                                                        foodstuffs. EN 1104
 Dyes and colourants                                No bleeding A value of 5 on the     Color fastness (determination
                                                    evaluation scale must be            of color fastness of dyed paper
                                                    reached                             and board intended to come
                                                                                        into contact with foodstuffs).
                                                                                        DIN EN 646
 Fluorescent Whitening Agents (FWAs)                No bleeding. A value of 5 on the    CEPI guideline, Annex 3, EN 648
                                                    evaluation scale must be
                                                    reached
 Formaldehyde                                       1 mg/dm2                            EN 645, EN 647+ EN 1541
 Glyoxal                                            1.5   mg/dm2                        DIN 54603
                                                    Articles shall have extractable     EN 645, EN 647, ICP/UV-VIS
                                                    heavy metal contents comply         analysis
                                                    with the following
                                                    requirements:
                                                           •   Shall not have
                                                               extractable cadmium
                                                               exceed 5 µg/g
                                                           •   Shall not have
 Extractable heavy metal contents                              extractable lead
                                                               exceed 10 µg/g
                                                           •   Shall not have
                                                               extractable chromium
                                                               (III) exceed 4 µg/dm2
                                                           •   Shall not have
                                                               detectable extractable
                                                               Chromium (VI). (0.5
                                                               µg/dm2)
 4,4’-bis (dimethylamino)-benzophenone                                                  CEPI guideline, Annex 3
                                                    0.0016 mg/dm2
 (Michler’s ketone)
 4,4’-bis (diethylamino) benzophenone (DEAB)        0.0016 mg/dm2
 Di-isobutyl Phthalate (DIBP), Migration            0.3 ppm
 Diisopropylnaphthalene (DIPN)                      50 ppm
 Di-n-butylphthalate (DBP)                          0.05 mg/dm2
 Diethylhexylphthalate (DEHP)                       0.25 mg/dm2                         CEPI guideline, Annex 3
 Diisobutylphthalate (DiBP)                         0.05   mg/dm2
 SUM DBP + DiBP                                     0.05 mg/dm2
 Benzylbutylphthalate (BBP)                         5 mg/dm2

Global Product Compliance Department                                                                               22(48)
January 2018
H&M Chemical Restrictions Food Contact Products
Valid for all brands in H&M group

 Diisononylphthalate (DINP)                         1.5 mg/dm2
 Diisodecylphthalate (DIDP)                         1.5 mg/dm2
 Benzophenone                                       0.1 mg/dm2
 SUM benzophenone+hydroxyl-benzophenone+4-          0.1 mg/dm2
 methylbenzophenone
 Bisphenol A                                        0.1 mg/dm2
 Organoleptic properties                            No change in the composition of    EN 1230-1 and -2 in
                                                    the food or its organoleptic       combination with EN 10955
                                                    properties.
 Pentachlorophenol (PCP)                            0.15 mg/kg                         BVL B 82.02-08 (modified)
 Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs*)           0.0016   mg/dm2                    CEPI guideline, Annex 3
 Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB)                    2 ppm                              ISO 15318
 Primary Aromatic Amines*, Release                  Not detected (0.02 ppm)            EN 645, EN 647 with LC-MS
                                                                                       analysis




 US;
 Paper & Board
 Requirement                                   Limit/Requirement
 Paper and paperboard Components in            21 CFR 176
 contact with aqueous, fatty and dry foods
 Use of Color Additives in Paper and           CPG Sec. 500.425
 Paperboard Intended for Use with Food




 CHINA;
 Paper and paperboard
 Migration test shall be in accordance with the requirements of GB31604.1 and
 GB5009.156 unless otherwise stated in material standard.


 Requirement                  Limit/Requirement                                  Material             Test
                                                                                 Standard             standards/
                                                                                                      inspection
                                                                                                      method
 Raw material requirement     1.The used food contact paper and paperboard       GB 4806.8-2016       Synthetic fibres
                              material(s) and article(s) should not harmful to   Food Safety          GB 4806.6
                              human health in normal and intended                National Standards
                              conditions of use. The fiber materials should be   - Paper and
                              mainly base on plant fiber, any synthetic          paperboard
                              materials used should be listed in GB
                              4806.6 or relevant notice, and meet the
                              specification.
                              2. The wax coating used on paper and
                              paperboard materials(s) and article(s) should
                              meet Food Safety National Standards.
 Sensory Requirement          No peculiar odour
                              Extraction solvent should be clear and no smell.

Global Product Compliance Department                                                                               23(48)
January 2018
H&M Chemical Restrictions Food Contact Products
Valid for all brands in H&M group

 Lead (Pb)                     ≤ 3.0 mg/kg                                      Part I of GB
                                                                                31604.34-2016
                                                                                or Part I of GB
                                                                                31604.49-2016
 Arsenic (As)                  ≤ 1.0 mg/kg                                      Part I of GB
                                                                                31604.38-2016
                                                                                or Part I of GB
                                                                                31604.49-2016
 Formaldehyde                  ≤ 1.0 mg/dm2                                     Prepare water
                                                                                extraction test
                                                                                solution
                                                                                according to
                                                                                Appendix A,
                                                                                then conduct
                                                                                determination
                                                                                in accordance
                                                                                with GB
                                                                                31604.48
                                                                                (migration test
                                                                                is not
                                                                                conducted)

 Fluorescing substance –       Negative                                         GB 31604.47
 254 nm & 365nm
 Overall migration test        ≤ 10 mg/dm2                                      GB 31604.8
 (Not applicable for food
 contact paper and
 paperboard coated with
 wax)
 Potassium permanganate        ≤ 40 mg/kg                                       GB 31604.2
 titration in Distilled
 water (60℃, 2hrs)
 Heavy metal (as Pb)           ≤ 1 mg/kg                                        GB 31604.9
 content in 4 % acetic
 acid (60℃, 2hrs)
 (Only applicable for food
 contact paper and
 paperboard which can be in
 contact with water or foods
 with a free-water on the
 surface)
 Coliform group (/50 cm2)      N.D.                                             GB 14934

 Salmonella                    N.D.                                             GB 14934
 (/50 cm2)
 Molds count (CFU/g)           50                                               GB 4789.15

 Additive                      Meet the specification in GB 9685 and relative   GB sta
                               notice.




Global Product Compliance Department                                                       24(48)
January 2018
H&M Chemical Restrictions Food Contact Products
Valid for all brands in H&M group


 South Korea;
 Paper & Board
 Restricted                         Limit/Requirement                       Test method
 substance/Requirement
 Lead, Cadmium, Mercury and         100 mg/kg or less (In total)            Ministry of Food and Drug Safety -
 Hexavalent Chromium                                                        Standards and Specifications for Utensils,
                                                                            Containers and Packaging for Food Products,
                                                                            Article 7 (IV), method 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 2-4.
 Polychlorinated Biphenyls          ≤ 5.0 mg/kg                             Article 7 (IV) of food contact code, method
 (PCBs), Material Specification                                             2-52.
 Arsenic (As), Migration            ≤ 0.1 mg/l (as As2O3)                   Article 7 (IV) of food contact code, methods
 Specification                                                              2-9, 2-1, 2-27 and 2-53
 Lead (Pb), Migration               ≤ 1.0 mg/l                              Taiwan: methods of test for food utensils,
 Specification                                                              containers and packages- test of plastic
 Formaldehyde, Migration            ≤ 4.0 mg/l                              uncoated paper products
 Specification
 Fluorescence whitening agent,      Negative result
 Migration Specification




 Taiwan;
 Paper & Board
 Restricted                         Limit/Requirement                       Test method
 substance/Requirement
                                    Synthetic coloring agents other than
                                    those listed in the Enforcement
                                    Regulation shall not be used.           Taiwan Sanitation Standard for Food
 Synthetic coloring agents
                                    Excepting the cases where the colors    Utensils, Containers and Packages.
 (Colors materials, except
                                    are used in such a way that they will   Methods of test for food utensils, containers
 transparent materials)
                                    have no possibility of mixing with      and packages- test of plastic uncoated paper
                                    foods - Refer to Elution of coloring    products
                                    agent
                                    Negative (Direct observation &
 Fluorescence substances
                                    dyeing method)
 Formaldehyde, Migration
                                    4 ppm
 Specification
 Heavy metal (as Pb)                not more than 1 ppm
 Arsenic, Migration Specification   not more than 0.1 ppm (as As2O3)
                                    not more than 30 ppm
                                    (Result over 30 ppm, chloroform-
 Evaporation residue
                                    soluble extractives shall not more
                                    than 40ppm)




Global Product Compliance Department                                                                                25(48)
January 2018
H&M Chemical Restrictions Food Contact Products
Valid for all brands in H&M group


Paper Napkins
 EU;
 Restricted                        Limit/Requirement                       Test method
 substance/Requirement
 Sensory test – Odour and taste    Shall not be greater than 2.5 scale     EN 1230:1 and EN 1230:2
                                   Articles shall have extractable heavy   EN 645, ICP/UV-VIS analysis
                                   metal contents comply with the
                                   following requirements:
                                        •    Shall not have extractable
                                             cadmium exceed 5 µg/g
 Extractable heavy metal                •    Shall not have extractable
 contents                                    lead exceed 10 µg/g
                                        •    Shall not have extractable
                                             chromium (III) exceed 4
                                             µg/dm2
                                        •    Shall not have detectable
                                             extractable Chromium (VI).
                                             (0.5 µg/dm2)
 Pentachlorophenol content         0.15 mg/kg                              BVL B 82.02-08 (modified)
                                   Article is prohibited from using Azo    EN ISO 14362-1/EN ISO 14362-3
                                   dyes, which are capable of
 Azo colourants content
                                   decomposing into one or more
                                   aromatic amines (30 mg/kg)
 Formaldehyde                      1 mg/dm2                                EN 645 + EN 1541
 Primary Aromatic Amines*,         Not detected (0.02 ppm)                 EN 645 with LC-MS analysis
 Release
 Dyes and colourants               No bleeding, a value of 5 on the        Color fastness. EN 646
                                   evaluation scale must be reached




Global Product Compliance Department                                                                       26(48)
January 2018
H&M Chemical Restrictions Food Contact Products
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 Wood & natural fiber
 EU;
 Restricted                         Limit/Requirement                      Test method
 substance/Requirement
 Wood
 Pentachlorophenol (PCP)            0.5 mg/kg                              BVL B 82.02-8 (modified)
 Polychlorinated Biphenyls          5 ppm                                  ISO 15318
 (PCB)*
 Formaldehyde, Specific             SML(T) 15 ppm                          EN 13130-23
 Migration
 Organotin compound                                                        Draft ISO/TS 16179 (modified)
 Dibutyltin (DBT)                   1 ppm                                  Ethanol extraction, derivatisation and
 Dioctyltin (DOT)                   1 ppm                                  analysis by GC-MS
 Sum of other listed organotins     1 ppm
 Sum of other not listed tri        1 ppm
 substituted organotins
 Cork
 Pentachlorophenol (PCP)            Not detected (0.1mg/kg)                BVL B 82.02-8 (modified)
 Formaldehyde Specific              SML(T) 15 ppm                          EN 13130-23
 Migration
 Jute
 No odor detected (sacks made                                              EN 767
 of woven jute/polyolefin fabric)
 Standard specification for jute                                           IJO Standard 98/01
 bags used in the packaging of
 food
 Residual mineral oil               Not to exceed 0.15 percent by weight   21 CFR 177.2800
                                    of finished fibers




 South Korea;
 Wood & natural fiber
 Restricted                         Limit/Requirement                      Test methods
 substance/Requirement
 Wood
 Arsenic (As), Migration            ≤ 0.1 mg/l (as As2O3)                  Migration of arsenic, lead, sulfur dioxide, o-
 Specification                                                             phenylphenol, Thiabendazole, Biphenyl and
 Lead (Pb), Migration                                                      Imazalil from wood. Article 7 (VI) of food
 Specification                      ≤ 1.0 mg/l                             contact code, methods 2-9, 2-1, 2-55 and 2-
                                                                           56
 Sulfur dioxide, Migration          ≤ 12.8 mg/l
 Specification



Global Product Compliance Department                                                                                27(48)
January 2018
H&M Chemical Restrictions Food Contact Products
Valid for all brands in H&M group

 o-Phenylphenol, Migration            ≤ 7.3 mg/l
 Specification
 Thiabendazole, Migration             ≤ 1.8 mg/l
 Specification
 Biphenyl, Migration                  ≤ 0.9 mg/l
 Specification
 Imazalil, Migration Specification    ≤ 0.6 mg/l
 Starch
 Lead, Cadmium, Mercury and           100 mg/kg or less (In total)          Ministry of Food and Drug Safety - Standards
 Hexavalent Chromium                                                        and Specifications for Utensils, Containers
                                                                            and Packaging for Food Products, Article 7
                                                                            (IV), method 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 2-4.
 Arsenic (As), Migration              ≤ 0.1 mg/l (as As2O3)                 Migration of arsenic, lead, potassium
 Specification                                                              permanganate consumption, formaldehyde
 Lead (Pb), Migration                 ≤ 1.0 mg/l                            and fluorescence whitening agent from
 Specification                                                              starch. Article 7 (VI) of food contact code,
                                                                            methods 2-9, 2-1, 2-7, 2-27 and 2-53.
 Potassium permanganate               ≤ 10.0 mg/l
 consumption, Migration
 Specification
 Formaldehyde, Migration              ≤ 4.0 mg/l
 Specification
 Fluorescence whitening agent,        Negative result
 Migration Specification

 Taiwan;
 Wood & natural fiber
 Restricted substance/Requirement                                           Limit/Requirement
 Wood
 Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), Material Specification                   ≤ 5.0 mg/kg
 Arsenic (As), Migration Specification                                      ≤ 0.1 mg/l (as As2O3)
 Lead (Pb), Migration Specification                                         ≤ 1.0 mg/l
 Formaldehyde, Migration Specification                                      Not detected
 Evaporation residue                                                        ≤ 30 ppm




Textile products (natural and synthetic fibers)
 EU;
 Restricted                                Limit/Requirement                Test method
 substance/Requirement

 Azo Dyes & Pigments*                      10 mg/kg per listed amine        EN ISO 14362-1
 Formaldehyde                              16 mg/kg                         ISO 14184-1
 Pentachlorophenol content                 0.5 mg/kg                        § 64 LFGB B 82.02-8:2001 modified
 Colorfastness to foodstuff                No visible color migration to    EN 646:2006
                                           foodstuff. A value of 5 on the
                                           evaluation scale must be
                                           reached.



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 Adjuvant, Processing Aids and Coatings
 US;
 Restricted                             Limit/Requirement
 substance/Requirement
 Indirect food additives; Adjuvants,    21 CFR 178
 production aids and sanitizers
 Indirect food additives; Adhesives     21 CFR 175
 and components of coatings




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Paints and Coatings

  China;
  Paints and Coatings applicable for all materials except paper paints and
  coatings
  Migration test shall be implemented according to requirements of GB 31604.1 and
  GB5009.156
  Requirement                          Requirement/Limit                       Material               Test standard
                                                                               standard               /inspection
                                                                                                      method
  Raw material requirement             The used resin should be listed in      GB 4806.10-2016
                                       appendix A in GB 4806.10 or             Food Safety
                                       relevant notice, and meet the           National Standards -
                                       specification.                          Painting and
  Sensory Requirement                  The extraction solvent should be        coating
                                       colorless, no smell
                                       and no sediment.
  Overall migration test - distilled   ≤10 mg/dm2 or 60 mg/kg                                         GB 31604.8
  water, 10%
  ethanol, 20% ethanol, 50%
  ethanol, 95%
  ethanol, vegetable oil or its
  substitute
  Potassium permanganate               ≤10 mg/kg                                                      GB 31604.2
  titration in Distilled
  water (60℃, 2h or boiling 0.5h
  and then place for 24 hours at
  room temperature - cookware)
  Heavy metal (as Pb) content in       ≤1 mg/kg                                                       GB 31604.9
  4% acetic acid (60℃, 2h or
  boiling 0.5h and then place for
  24 hours at room temperature
  - cookware)
  Other requirement                    Specific migration limit and other                             GB 4806.10
                                       restrictions should
                                       meet the specification in GB 4806.10-
                                       2016 appendix A
                                       and relative notice.
  Additive                             Meet the specification in GB 9685
                                       and relative notice.




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Plastic
    EU;
    All Plastic
    The final product must comply with the composition requirements applicable in accordance with Regulation (EU) No
    10/2011 and its Amendments.
    The final product must comply with the specific migration limit(s) as contained in Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 and its
    Amendments.
    Restricted substance                       Limit                             Test method
    PAH*, Content                              0.2 ppm                           ISO 18287
                                               0.2 to 10  ppm9:
                                                              Test specific      AfPS GS 2014:01
                                               migration PAH.10
    PAH*, Specific Migration                   10 µg/kg                          EN 13130+GC/MS
    Acetal Resins/Polyoxymethylene (POM)
    Boron (B)                                  0.008%                            Total metal content by microwave
                                                                                 digestion with HNO3/H2O2 and
                                                                                 determination with ICP/MS
    Zinc (Zn)                                  1%                                Total metal content by microwave
                                                                                 digestion with HNO3/H2O2 and
                                                                                 determination with ICP/MS
    Formaldehyde, Specific Migration           3 ppm (Aqueous simulants only)    EN 13130-23
    Acryl Resins
    Volatile Organic matter (VOM)              0.5%                              Gravimetric Method (90oC, 24 hours)
    Peroxide                                   Not detected                      Ph. Eur. Method 2.5.5
    Melamine resins
    Formaldehyde                               15 mg/kg                          EN 13130-23
    Melamine                                   2.5 mg/kg                         EN 13130-1:2004
    Apart from complying with EU Regulation 10/2011, including its amendments Melamine resins must also comply with
    EU Regulation 284/2011.
    Polyamide (PA) e.g. Nylon
    Caprolactam                           15 mg/kg                         EN 13130-1:2004
    Apart from complying with EU Regulation 10/2011, including its amendments Polyamide resins must also comply with
    EU Regulation 284/2011.
    Polyethylene (PE)
    Chromium (Cr)                              10 ppm                            Total metal content by microwave
    Vanadium (V)                               20 ppm                            digestion with HNO3/H2O2 and
    Zirconium (Zr)                             100 ppm                           determination with ICP/MS
    Hafnium (Hf)                               100 ppm
    Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
    Lead (Pb), total                           40 ppm as PbO                     Total metal content by microwave
    Zinc (Zn), total                           80 ppm                            digestion with HNO3/H2O2 and
                                                                                 determination with ICP/MS
    Antimony                                   350 ppm
    Polypropylene (PP)
    Chromium (Cr)                              10 ppm
    Vanadium (V)                               20 ppm

9   Fail test result if PAH content is > 10 ppm
10   Compliant test result if specific migration result ≤ 5 µg/kg

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 Zirconium (Zr)                           100 ppm                             Total metal content by microwave
 Hafnium (Hf)                             100 ppm                             digestion with HNO3/H2O2 and
                                                                              determination with ICP/MS
 Polyurethane (PU)
 Isocyanates*                             Not detected                        ISO 10283 (modified)
 Peroxide                                 Not detected                        Ph. Eur. Method 2.5.5
 Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)
 Formaldehyde, Specific Migration         3 ppm (Aqueous simulants only)      EN 13130-23
 Zinc (Zn)                                1%                                  Total metal content by microwave
                                                                              digestion with HNO3/H2O2 and
                                                                              determination with ICP/MS
 Lead (Pb)                                0.001%                              Total metal content by microwave
                                                                              digestion with HNO3/H2O2 and
                                                                              determination with ICP/MS




 US;
 Plastic
 Restricted substance                                                         Requirement
 All Plastic
 All Plastics must comply with US regulation 21 CFR Part 177 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into
 contact with food.
 Melamine
 Formaldehyde                                                                 21 CFR 177.1460
 Nylon (Polyamides)
 Nylon resins which may be safely used to produce articles intended to        21 CFR 177.1500
 come into contact with food
 Polyethylene (PE)
 Olefin polymers                                                              21 CFR 177.1520
 Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
 Polyethylene phthalate polymers                                              21 CFR 177.1630
 Polyoxymethylene (POM)
 Polyoxymethylene copolymer                                                   21 CFR 177.2470
 Polypropylene (PP)
 Olefin polymers                                                              21 CFR 177.1520
 Polyurethane (PU)
 Polyurethane resins                                                          21 CFR 177.1680




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China;
Plastic resins and Plastic materials and articles
Plastic resins
Raw material resin                 The used food contact plastic resin(s) must    GB 4806.6-      Migration
                                   meet the specification in GB 4806.6 and be     2016 Food       tests acc to
                                   listed in the positive list of annex A of GB   Safety          GB31604.1
                                   4806.6.                                        National        and GB
                                                                                  Standards -     5009.156.
                                   1. Should not be harmful to human health       Plastic resin   SML (T) and
                                   in normal and intended conditions of use.                      SML(T)
                                   2. The used resin should be listed in                          group No
                                   appendix A or                                                  specified in
                                   relevant notice, and meet the specification.                   Append B of
                                                                                                  GB 9685
                                                                                                  apply
Sensory Requirement                No peculiar odour
                                   Extraction solvent should be clear and no
                                   smell.
Chemistry index                    Specific migration limit and other
                                   restrictions should
                                   meet the specification in appendix A and
                                   relative notice.
Additive                           The additives must meet the specification in
                                   GB 9685 and relative notice.
Plastic materials and articles (including non-vulcanized thermoplastic elastomer
material and articles)
Raw material requirement           The used resin should be listed in GB 4806.6   GB 4806.7-
                                   or                                             2016 Food
                                   relevant notice, and meet the specification.   Safety
Sensory Requirement                No peculiar odour,                             National
                                   Extraction solvent should be clear and no      Standards -
                                   smell.                                         Plastic
Overall migration test -           ≤10 mg/dm2 or 60 mg/kg                         materials and   GB3104.8
distilled water, 4%                                                               articles
acetic acid, 10% ethanol, 20%
ethanol, 50%
ethanol, 95% ethanol,
vegetable oil or its substitutes
Potassium permanganate             ≤10 mg/kg                                                      GB31604.2
titration in Distilled
water (60℃, 2hrs)
Heavy metal (as Pb) content        ≤1 mg/kg                                                       GB31604.9
in 4% acetic
acid (60℃, 2hrs)
Color migration (only applies      Negative                                                       GB 31604.7
to the products added with
colorants)
Other requirement                  Specific migration limit and other                             GB 4806.6
                                   restrictions should


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                                      meet the specification in GB 4806.6-2016
                                      appendix A
                                      and relative notice.
Additive                              Meet the specification in GB 9685 and                              GB 9685
                                      relative notice.



 South Korea;
 Plastic
 Restricted substance                         Requirement                 Test method
 All Plastic
 Total lead, cadmium, mercury and             ≤ 100 mg/kg                 Ministry of Food and Drug Safety -
 chromium (VI) content, Material                                          Standards and Specifications for Utensils,
 Specification                                                            Containers and Packaging for Food
                                                                          Products, Article 7 (VI), methods 2-1, 2-2,
                                                                          2-3 and 2-4.
 Acrylic Resin (Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA))
 Lead (Pb), Migration Specification           ≤ 1.0 mg/l                  Ministry of Food and Drug Safety -
 Potassium permanganate consumption,          ≤ 10 mg/l                   Standards and Specifications for Utensils,
 Migration Specification                                                  Containers and Packaging for Food
                                                                          Products, Article 7 (VI), methods 2-1, 2-7,
 Evaporation residue, Migration               ≤ 30 mg/l                   2-8 and 2-29.
 Specification
 Methyl methacrylate, migration               ≤ 6.0 mg/l
 Specification
 (Limited to polymer that contains ≥ 50%
 of methyl methacrylate)
 Melamine
 Lead (Pb), Migration Specification           ≤ 1.0 mg/l                  Ministry of Food and Drug Safety -
 Evaporation residue, Migration               ≤ 30 mg/l                   Standards and Specifications for Utensils,
 Specification                                                            Containers and Packaging for Food
                                                                          Products, Article 7 (VI), methods 2-1, 2-8,
 Phenol, Migration Specification              ≤ 5 mg/l                    2-26, 2-27 and 2-28.
 Formaldehyde, Migration Specification        ≤ 4.0 mg/l
 Melamine, Migration Specification            ≤ 2.5 mg/l
 Polyamide
 Lead (Pb), Migration Specification           ≤ 1.0 mg/l
 Evaporation residue, Migration               ≤ 30 mg/l
 Specification                                                            Ministry of Food and Drug Safety -
 Potassium permanganate consumption,          ≤ 10 mg/l                   Standards and Specifications for Utensils,
 Migration Specification                                                  Containers and Packaging for Food
                                                                          Products, Article 7 (VI), methods 2-1, 2-8,
 Caprolactam, Migration Specification         ≤ 15 mg/l
                                                                          2-7, 2-30, 2-31 and 2-32.
 Primary aromatic amine, Migration            ≤ 0.01 mg/l
 Specification (Sum as aniline, 4,4’-
 methylenedianiline and 2,4-
 toluenediamine)
 Ethylenediamine, Migration                   ≤ 12 mg/l
 Specification
 Hexamethylenediamine, Migration              ≤ 2.4 mg/l
 Specification


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