NHC Approved Six New Food Contact Substances in China

On 20 February, 2021, National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHC) approved six new food contact substances, including 2 new food contact additives, 3 food contact additives with expanded scope, 1 new food contact resin.

(1) New food contact additives (2 types)

Name

CAS number

Range of application

Maximum level

Calcium hydroxide

1305-62-0

Plastic: PP

0.05%

Alkanes, C11-15-iso-

90622-58-5

Ink (Indirect contact with food)

90%

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

Name

CAS number

Range of application

Maximum level

C.I. pigment blue 15

147-14-8

Plastic: PCT

0.25%

Glass fiber

65997-17-3

Plastic: PTFE

25%

Talc

14807-96-6

Adhesive

Appropriate level

(3) New food contact resin (1 type)

Name

CAS number

Range of application

Maximum level

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

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Reference

NHC News