NHC Approved Two New Food Contact Substances in China

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On 11 November, 2020, National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHC) approved two new food contact substances, including 1 food contact additive with expanded scope, and 1 food contact resin with expanded scope.

(1) Food contact additive with expanded scope

Name

Polyethylene

CAS number

9002-88-4

Range of application

Plastic: POM

Maximum level (%)

0.3

SML / (mg/kg)

/

QM / (mg/kg)

/

Remark

The use temperature of POM plastic materials and articles which added this substance shall not exceed 121 oC.

(2) Food contact resin with expanded scope

Name

2-Propenoic acid, polymer with 1,3-butadiene and ethenylbenzene

CAS number

25085-39-6

Range of application

Adhesive

Maximum level (%)

Appropriate level

SML / (mg/kg)

6 (Count as Acrylic acid);

ND (1,3-butadiene, DL=0.01 mg/kg)

QM / (mg/kg)

1 (1,3-butadiene)

Remark

The adhesive which produced by this substance can only be used as a pressure sensitive adhesive for indirect contact with food. Only for filling into a tin at room temperature for long-term storage (including hot filling and pasteurization under conditions: T≤70 oC, t≤2 h or T≤100 oC, t≤15 min).

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