Eight New Food Contact Substances Open for Public Consultation

On 4 February, 2021, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) issued 8 new food contact additives and resins passing the technical review of the CFSA Expert Review Committee and now opens for public comments. These include 1 new food contact additive, 3 food contact additive with expanded scope, and 4 new food contact resins. The deadline for public comments is 27 February, 2021.

(1) New food contact additive (1 type)

Name

CAS number

Range of application

Maximum level (%)

Silicic acid, sodium salt, reaction product with chlorotrimethylsilane and isopropyl alcohol

68988-56-7

Paper and paperboard

0.00585

(2) Food contact additives with expanded scope (3 types)

Name

CAS number

Range of application

Maximum level (%)

Talc

14807-96-6

Plastic: PLA

30

Phosphorous trichloride, reaction products with 1,1’-biphenyl and 2,4-bis(1,1-dimethylethyl)phenol

119345-01-6

Plastic: PPSU, PESU

PPSU: 0.15

PESU: 0.115

C.I. Solvent Red 135

20749-68-2

Plastic: PCT

0.03

(3) New food contact resins (4 types)

Name

CAS number

Range of application

Maximum level (%)

2-Butenedioic acid (E)-, polymer with 1,3-isobenzofurandione and

tricyclodecanedimethanol

68784-89-4

Coating and coating film

15 (count as the dry weight of coating)

1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid, 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol, 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol, and 1,6-hexanediol

/

Coating and coating film

80 (count as the dry weight of coating)

2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with N-(butoxymethyl)-2-propenamide, ethenylbenzene and ethyl 2-propenoate

26589-46-8

Coating and coating film

Appropriate level

2,6-Naphthalenedicarboxylic acid, 2,6-dimethyl ester, polymer with 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol, 1,2-ethanediol, 2,2’-oxybis[ethanol] and β3,β3,β9,β9-tetramethyl-2,4,8,10- tetraoxaspiro[5.5]undecane-3,9-diethanol

2146168-28-5

Plastic

Appropriate level

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Reference

CFSA News