NHC Approved Eight New Food Contact Substances in China

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On 22 July, 2019, National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHC) approved eight new food contact substances, including 1 new food contact additive, 3 food contact additives with expanded scope, and 4 new food contact resins.

(1) New food contact additive

Name

CAS number

Range of application

Maximum level (%)

Oxirane, (chloromethyl)-, polymer with 4,4'-methylenebis[2,6-dimethylphenol]

113693-69-9

Coating and coating film

Appropriate level

(2) Food contact additive with expanded scope

Name

CAS number

Range of application

Maximum level (%)

Sodium acetate

127-09-3

Plastic: EVOH

Appropriate level

Phosphoric acid

7664-38-2

Plastic: EVOH

Appropriate level

Potassium dihydrogen phosphate

7778-77-0

Plastic: EVOH

Appropriate level

(3) New food contact resin

Name

CAS number

Range of application

Maximum level (%)

Formaldehyde, polymer with 2-methylphenol, 3-methylphenol, 4-methylphenol, butyl ether

298689-79-9

Coating and coating film

5

Vinyl chloride- vinyl acetate- maleic acid terpolymer

9005-09-8

Coating and coating film

4.5

1,4-cyclohexamedimethanol polymer with trimethylol propane, neopentyl glycol, adipic acid, isophthalic acid and maleic anhydride

-

Coating and coating film

65

Formaldehyde, polymer with 4,4'-(1-methylethylidene)bis[phenol]

25085-75-0

Coating and coating film

10

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